It is 20 years since my mother died. Despite this, she retains the ability to make me smile and cry in equal measure.When she died in 2000, it fell to me as her only daughter, to sort through her possessions. Back then, my Father was too paralysed with grief to help. Even years later, he […]
When my dad died at the age of 85, it fell to me to sort out his possessions. There were the household bits; toaster, crockery and so on. Some more precious items, like his watch and St Christopher. But then there were those items which were like an actual personification of the man, immediately evoking […]
I continue to return to the theme of skeletons, bones, and in particular the pelvis. This is probably because I’ve had so much trouble with my own and had countless opportunities to stare at X-rays of my poor old bones. I think they are quite beautiful, and despite the deformity they have held up this […]
This was part of a project for my degree called East Meets East. It all seems a bit odd now but I was producing work which sought to merge cultural aspects of Southend with those of Japan. This was a Kimono I made after screen printing the fabric with a design I made to represent […]
Drawing has never really been my thing, but I felt my printmaking was suffering due to my lack of drawing skill. So I have been studying drawing at Leith School of Art. They helped me find my own style. Here are some of my favourites.
Using the designs I make with the rollers I have had fabric digitally printed and made into scarves, snoods, bags, cushions, clothes and deckchairs. I like the idea that art is everywhere, even in the things we use everyday.
Deckchairs bring lots of happy memories of long, hot summers in the garden or on the beach. They are a traditional symbol of summer but with this vibrant contemporary fabric they have a brand new twist. They work delightfully with this design with each chair a different section of the image, and the white line […]