My practice involves exploration of experimental dyeing and printing techniques as well as direct application to produce large-scale abstract pieces. As a colourist I enjoy how the lustrous, reflective qualities of silk enhance the brilliance of applied pigments. My physical involvement in the techniques and the tactile sensation of getting my hands dirty are very important to the creative process. Loss of control is welcome when investigating these unpredictable methods so a strong element of chance plays a part in the end results.
I have been a lecturer in further and higher education for over 30 years and provide freelance workshops in a range of textile processes for the Feral Art School as well as in schools and community arts.