I am privileged to live in a beautiful part of the world and I hope to capture this in my creative textile pictures. 

 

My work uses hand embroidery and stitch and is like painting in thread and fabric with beaded embellishments.

I am a hoarder of interesting fabrics, vintage lace, textured threads, buttons and beads. 

 

I use fabric in unusual ways in my textile paintings - I will pleat it to make a ploughed field, and make rocks from alpaca fleece and tights.  Trees spring to life from wire and  wool. 

 

I am always experimenting and my work is becoming more organic and sculptural, but my influences continue to be grounded in nature.