I have developed a unique style of textile art, which bursts out of the frame with life, colour and vitality. The techniques I use to achieve this include fabric dyeing, batik, hand and machine embroidery, hand made felt and applied pieces. The many layers are what makes my textile art so distinctive and draws the viewer into the scenes. Admirers and collectors of my art work can be found around the world, from Russia, to the USA.
I have exhibited nationally with many solo shows around Great Britain. My solo exhibitions, include Barbican Library City of London, Gallery Not, London, Foyles, London W1, Upfront Gallery Cumbria, Institute of Physics, London W1, Visa International London W1, Raybel Barge St. Katherine Dock. I have also exhibited with many art and textile groups. I have had work accepted for the Society of Woman Artists exhibition at Westminster Halls and the Mall Gallery, Etien Gallery Belgium. I have given workshops and put up a display of my work in Denmark, Belgium and Norway, Luxembourg.
My book, The Art of Embroidered Flowers, commissioned and published by Search Press Ltd. shows many of the techniques and methods I use. This is selling well in the U.K. and abroad, having been translated into Russian and Norwegian. It was put onto Waterstone Bookshops “Best Selling Craft Book“ list. I have also been featured in many magazines including Wildlife Art (USA), Needlecraft, Workbox, Sewing World, Stitch, with the E.G, Classic Stitches, Woman’s Weekly, The Flower Arranging, Handarejdsbladet ,(Denmark), Patchwork Professional (Germany), Stitch@Home (Netherlands), Stitch n Bear (South Africa), Fun (Germany) Familien (Norway) producing projects and articles for many of them.
I have been Artist in Residence at Missenden Abbey and I regularly teach there. I can be seen on “Talking Threads” www.countrychannel.tv I have completed a 90 minute DVD “Inspired Textile Landscapes” produced by www.colouricious.com. I was invited to display my work at the Quilt Festival in Luxembourg in 2012. I taught at the V&A Museum Kensington during November 2012. I displayed my work and give workshops at the Nadelwel Patchwork show Germany May 2014. I had a Solo exhibition at the Barbican Centre Library Centre ,City of London September 2014. I have filmed two Online class “Free motion machine embroidered necklace” and “Rouched ribbon decorations and gifts” for “The Amazings” www.theamazings.com I have already been asked to film some more in the future.
I hope that the excitement and pleasure I get from producing my unique and joyous art shows though and that my work gives as much pleasure to the viewer.
To love what I am doing and pass on my joy by teaching others.