Trained as a textile artist (Goldsmith's 1986) the work explores memory and story-telling. The darker tones on experience are married with a delight in the every-day.
Poetry is a key inspiration, along with Greek mythology, folklore (particularly Eastern Europe) and the landscape of southern Spain - where most recent work is made.
Indigo-dyed fabric and paper are the basis of much of the work, which is collaged, stitched and sometimes printed on. The pieces are worked on over months: taken apart, re-structured and re-sewn, left out in the sun, wind and rain. Paints, indigo, olive oil and bleach are used in the work which includes favourite motifs: magpies, red shoes, arches. Having worked with indigo for the past 18 years, the magic of this ancient dye endures, recently using "un-picked" Chinese skirt fabric dyed and burnished with indigo.
The work is in private and public collections throughout the UK, Ireland, Germany and America.
Some of the work is available in high quality colour prints. Printed on gloss or matt paper to exact dimensions of the original artwork, with a white border surround and signed and dated by the artist. Contact for details: firstname.lastname@example.org