Working predominantly with the natural world, I use materials that include textiles, printmaking and collage. Recent work has involved large scale drawings and woven, bound and stitched textile forms; all motivated by a desire to bring out what is beyond the surface, responding to the challenge of communicating preoccupations integral to the human condition.
Much of this recent work has been about open spaces, the dark, the winter, disintegration, decomposition, husks, and hollows; another theme is the germination of a seed and its autumnal return to the earth after flowering and fruiting. The energy within the cycle of the seasons has its parallel within the life of the individual.
In 2014 I completed a long period of involvement with young people in supporting their creative expression and cultural understanding working as an art teacher at Stoke Newington School. My work is held in private collections in the UK and abroad and during the last few of years I have returned more fully to working as an individual artist.
2020 - Textiles at the Edge, group show, 11th - 22nd March, Yellow Edge Gallery, Gosport
2020 - Fifty Bees 4, Group show, 8th - 14th March, Black Swan Arts, Frome
2018 - Our Earth, Kunsthuis Gallery, Yorkshire
2017 - 2018, Coral Fabric of the Reef, Horniman Museum, London
2015 – Textile coral sculpture, Group show - City Lit, London.
2014 – Small textiles and mixed media pieces, Harris and Hoole, London.
2013 – Work featured on the cover and within the book -Stories of the Great Turning, edited by Peter Reason & Melanie Newman.
2013 – Textiles and layered collages, Group show - SNS, London.
2011 – Paper rubbings and drawings, Group show - SNS, London.
2010 – Organic weavings, Group show – Morley Gallery, London.
2014 - 2015 City Lit Developing Practice for Makers Through Museums
1978 - 1979 Goldsmiths College Teaching Qualification
1974 - 1977 Central School of Art and Design BA Ceramics