My textile work is based on interpreting my drawings and designs in fabric and thread.
My textiles tend to have strong graphic elements and intense colour and there is constant cross-feed with other disciplines I work in such as mosaic and the painted image. I also like to contrast geometric patterns with the freer expression derived from translating my original drawings into images in fabric.
I have an BA and MA in Art and Design and have taught drawing and life drawing in art schools in the past.
Among my many influences are the images and impressions I have gathered through living and working in a number of different countries including Japan and Italy. I also frequently refer to my own collection of art and design books and postcards for inspiration.