After retiring as an administrator in the educational profession, I have invested my time in my hobby of Patchwork and Quilting.
I am a textile artist who works with a variety of materials including traditional fabrics such as cotton and less conventional materials, polyester and copper. These materials give me a wide choice of expressing and interpreting what I view in my local area in Hampshire and other places of interest visited over many holidays in France.
I use my sewing machine for patching together material of all kinds, introducing free motion stitching to enhance a piece of work. I also use hand-stitch to make pictorial pieces of textile art. I am comfortable to embody contemporary art-work. Threads are my artists’ colour pallet: much as a painter would use pastels, acrylic or oils to paint their picture, I use my own textile tools to achieve the same aim as any artist.
My ambition is to bring more awareness of textile art to a wider audience, promoting exhibitions which are purely of a textile structure at the heart of the collection as a manifestation of textile artists' achievements.