At present my work is concentrated on the exploration of nature and natural forms.
I try to capture not only the richness and detail of design that exists, but also the magical effects that occur unexpectedly and which have their own sense of theatre. Unexpected architectural structures or an unusual colour combination that has happened accidentally, minute details, sumptuous textures and above all the drama of nature.
The other themes of my work and a further fascination, are carnival and theatre and the world of commedia dell’arte. This theatrical world being in so many ways a mirror image of the natural world. Magic being present wherever you look!
I use photography and watercolour painting , in addition to botanical art techniques to form the background for my work. This background is then overlaid with hand embroidery and applique.
I exhibit nationally, but am also happy undertaking theme related commissions.