I have always been influenced by the beauty of nature and floral shapes and love creating deep textural or delicate lacy effects. The idea of making something beautiful out of articles which have outlived their original function is also a strong factor. Iím constantly fascinated by the diversity which can be achieved through textile art and the experimental element of embroidery techniques.
I have enjoyed making jewellery, bags, gloves and other accessories. I love the challenge of a developing project, problem solving along the way followed by the thrill of a finished piece.
I have exhibited in the Brighton Festival Open Houses for several years but take part only at Christmas at present as Iím studying for a City and Guilds qualification in textile art with Distant Stitch, a distance learning school led by textile artist Sian Martin.
I also work part-time as a Paediatric Liaison Specialist Nurse at the local childrenís hospital.