My professional background is in arts publishing and exhibitions. My work involved a lot of visual research and curation. As a result, I have a huge store of imagery in my head – colours, textures, proportions, visions, sensations – which get distilled and feed into my woven pieces.
I have been working on 8 and 16-shaft looms since 2013. Discovering Sheila Hick’s ‘minimes’ set me free to sketch and paint with yarns and fibres. With the work of another favourite artist, Paul Klee, often at the back of my head, I now produce poetic pieces – ‘weavescapes’, as in ‘mindscapes’, ‘soundscapes’, ‘landscapes’ – for wall display. Many of them are delightfully 3-dimensional. I mount them in handmade glazed box frames made of oak. As I also love language, all my pieces have titles.
*This quotation refers to my piece ‘Parkland I’ which you can see on my Gallery page. Paul Hobson chose it as ‘Best work in 3-D’ in the Art From the Heart Exhibition held online by Zuleika Gallery during Covid.
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