Artist Statement

The surface of weathered stone is a continuing interest and over the last few years I have been particularly interested in the marks made by masons as they dressed stone to build the great medieval churches. Originally my focus was a small local Romanesque church, and the marks I found on its stonework, that was the main inspiration for my work, infused as they were with the colours of Scottish stone and landscape. I have currently changed my palette to reflect the more vibrant colours of India but still interpreting the rich carvings found there. I am interested in the interpretive quality of hand stitch and have increasingly brought print back into my work screen printing elements but also creating texture with mono printing. Last summer I joined the Textile Study Group and I have been invited to teach in New Zealand this year, 2014.

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