I am an embroiderer turned art quilter. Over the last 7 years, my work has explored well balanced design using a limited colour palette and the Rules of Thirds, often incorporating circles. This work is either improvisionally cut and pieced or cut from my own patterns which are scaled up from my printmaking. My designs are driven by a desire for clean stark quilts that stand out from a distance. The cloth is my own hand dyed fabrics which I also print and discharge. I use simple stitching to integrate the work.
As a relief from the very disciplined design work, I have started exploring whole cloth using mark making and text within a theme, “fabrications and script”. This different element of my work which has political and social commentary can be very messy as I use various marker pens and dribbled acrylic inks. These quilts include hand stitched for texture.
I have had three quilts accepted for the prestigious Fine Art Master Quilts competition at the Festival of Quilts, NEC, Birmingham, UK. Other quilts have been accepted for exhibitions touring in Europe, China, South Africa, the United States and Canada. I also received the NACQJ Award of Merit for my quilt, Lime Zest, at the 2019 Word Quilt Competition.
I am a member of SAQA, Studio Art Quilts Association and a SAQA regional representative for over three years. I have also curated and organised the last two SAQA European and ME touring Exhibitions, Made in Europe 1 and 2 as well as managing and curating CQ Challenges.