MY STORY

My work combines my passion for the stitched surface with paper, drawing, paint and dyed fabrics. I am strongly influenced by the Suffolk landscape. By studying and abstracting aspects of the surrounding countryside, I produce stylised paintings, collages and mixed media pieces.

I am constantly drawn to detail observed in nature, the landscape and architecture, which I transpose into line drawings as well as experimental studies and samples. I particularly enjoy recording textures, marks, patterns and, most recently, shadows. Overdyeing and surface stitching result in a decorative textural surface. I often fragment images followed by a process of reconstruction, rearranging and reassembling to create a new composition. In much of my art I use needle and thread as another form of mark-making.

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