I have been working in textiles for about 15 years, largely in Sydney Australia until I moved back to the UK last year. I studied Stitched Textiles and Embroidery through City & Guilds online while abroad, and fell in love with wet felting at an early stage.
As a textile artist I focus upon the detail found in nature and science, often drawing upon my past years of research in the pharmaceutical industry for inspiration. I work in contemporary abstraction employing texture, colour and design to convey significant impressions and to interact with my audience.
I generally employ wool as a base in my practice, hand dyeing and wet felting. I often add other fabrics, mixed media and hand or machine embroidery to play with differences in surface texture, opacity and rigidity as the design dictates.