Whilst studying Fine Art as a mature student I enjoyed the complexities that arise from the use of simple pencil and paper. I have continued this process with textured surface and stitch.
I have a particular interest in the traditions of Still Life painting. Its concern with the ordinary, overlooked aspects of domestic life while at the same time exploring the strangeness and elusive meanings of this familiar world inform my work. Everyday detritus from natural forms of grape stalks and tomato vines to discarded supermarket packaging are my subject matter. I experiment with forming a relationship between representations of these fascinating bits and pieces and mark making or decorative stitches.
My supports are made from selected fabrics, scraps or recycled material often woven together or fabricated using an embellisher where textures can be combined to form varied surfaces within each piece of work