Although I trained initially as a painter, I learned how to carve marionettes early in my career. As I have always loved to work in a wide range of materials and processes, working professionally in the theatre gave me those opportunities
My paintings and collages were started after a 6 month residency in Alice Springs in Australian and the first part of this collection is based on natural forms, colours and textures of the Central dessert.
An additonal residency in Western Australia culminated in a mixture of paintings and textiles influenced by the sea and its surroundings.
I first learnt the wet-felting technique whilst working in Alice Springs and have since been be involved in the process of extending my range of felting by experimenting with mixed fibres and textures producing a mixture of wearable pieces and wall hangings
Craft Centre, Alice Springs Australia – ‘Member’s Exhibition’ – 2 small felted hangings
Currently in Australia and just been working at the Craft Centre working on another large felted hanging
Cedar Farm Gallery
June 2014 – ‘Paper Pictures’
November & December – ‘Seascapes’ – paintings, felted and polymer pictures
UpNorth at The Brewery Arts Centre ‘Open’ exhibition – large painting ‘Kurrajong and Gum Nuts’
Chapel ‘Open’ Exhibition – ‘Red Desert Trail’ – felted hanging
Cross Street ‘Open Studios’ Event – Associate Member’s group exhibition – 2 Felted hangings