My work is inspired by journeys I take. Whenever I travel I take a sketchbook, recording what I observe and feel.
My travels have taken me all round the world, but I draw particular inspiration from landscapes in the UK and Ireland and my many visits to India.
I try to express both physical and emotional journeys, sometimes incorporating poems and words that resonate. Working in mixed media and textiles, my work combines my love of colour, pattern, texture and mark-making and I often incorporate photographs and drawings that I create on these trips.
Working in my studio at the bottom of my garden in Oxford, I use my recordings and photographs to create atmospheric pieces that show the passage of time. Landscapes are full of echoes of the past such as drovers’ roads, hill forts, derelict buildings, field patterns and stone walls.
I work in a range of 2D media, often mixing several together; paper, collage, mark-making, fabric, stitch and photography.
After my degree in Graphics and Illustration at Canterbury Art College I taught Art and Textiles in schools in Cheshire for over 30 years.
I now live in Oxford and work from my garden studio. I exhibit locally and teach on summer schools and day courses.