I relinquished a career in lecturing in 1997 in order to freelance as a textile artist. My work has been widely exhibited in the UK and abroad and is represented in public, corporate and private collections. These include GlaxoSmithKline, Leeds LEA Welburn and Co. and Beja Municipal Collection, Portugal. I have a special interest in Art in the Healthcare Environment and Education and also give lectures, residencies and workshops.
Date of Birth: May 2nd 1946
2002-Axis Artists Education Database Sponsorship
2000-SE Arts Partnership Award
2005-Frimley Park Hospital Trust, Surrey
2004-Broomfield Hospital Trust Essex
2003-Kent CC, commission and residency
2000-Frimley Park Hospital Trust ENT dept-designs
1998-SE Festival of Craftsmanship Petworth House
1997-St Richards Hospital Trust Chichester
1994-St Richards Hospital Trust Chichester
1968-Goldsmiths College School of Art Postgraduate Diploma
1967-Goldsmiths College School of Art BA Hons Textiles
selected group exhibitions
2006-Designer Crafts Mall Galleries London
2005-1er Salon díArt Textile Chantonnay France
2005-Gallery Schomberg Colchester
2004-Byard Art Cambridge
2003- Rufford Craft Gallery Notts
2001-Beatrice Royal Gallery Eastleigh
1998-Otter Gallery Chichester with Alice Kettle
1995-Museum of Evora Portugal-with Albert Naylor
2004- Otter Gallery, Chichester
2001-Plough Arts, Torrington
2000-Stables Theatre Gallery, Hastings
2000- Quay Arts, Newport, Iow
1999-West Dean College Gallery
1998- Sheerness Gallery
1996-National Museum of Textiles, Lisbon, Portugal
Travel: Nationally, Yes Internationally, Yes
Press Quotes: My work has been published and reviewed in specialist textile and craft magazines and books, and in local, regional and international press. This includes Craftsman (August 2005) Embroidery (2004, 2002, 2000, 1999) Correio da Manha Portugal.
I make machine embroidered textiles, stitching directly onto painterís canvas using a wide range of rayon, metallic, woollen and cotton threads.
Intensive, continual stitching changes the base fabric from a flat surface to one that moves and undulates with its own unique quality. This technique gives me a more painterly approach to textile art, with the sewing machine needle providing the marks a paintbrush or pencil would make, and the richly coloured threads offering a wide and exciting palette.
Studio visits are welcome.
I like to work from my own drawings and to visit the site prior to the design stage. I use flame retardant fabric and spray that conform to British Safety Standards.
I work to a square meterage of approx £2500-£3500 depending on the techniques used. Prices do not include design, travel, hanging or framing costs.
Hangings start from £1100 50cm x 80 cm approx. Each piece is unique and cannot be reproduced. I also produce smaller works suitable for framing from £175
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