New work for this show features the butterfly which is seen as symbolic in many cultures. For me a symbol of the psyche and transformation, beauty and a signal of the health of the hedgerows, woods and fields. You, the viewer, can have fun finding your own interpretation. These new pieces which were worked during the winter as an antidote to winter gloom are mostly small, colourful, abstract and rich in texture. I enjoyed making them.
Sue Frances came into being in my fifties following a halt in my career as an O.T. although I have always loved making things using fabric, threads, yarns and embellishments.
Continuing in this vein seemed a natural progression after completing formal art training at Banbury with Trev Wardles talented team. Continued learning alongside Sue Green at The Mill, Zero 5 stitchers, Embroideres Guild, drawing with Ruth Broadbent and my latest gig with Cropredy painters led by Rachel Cronin. I narrowly missed a placement with Andy Goldsworthy who I often reference, but that is another story.... My lovely partner, artist Ian, is ever on hand for support and artistic guidance.
My work has been widely exhibited with all the above and at Rightangle, The Heseltine and Hayrack Galleries, Art More Lovely and Oxfordshire Artweeks. A quilt accepted for the festival at the NEC was highly comended. It is enjoyed by collectors here and abroad.