Beauty, a perfect expression of a creative life!

My life as an artist started in the early 90’s with the recycling of interior textile samples that were headed for landfill. I couldn’t allow these exquisite materials to be buried. My mission was to recycle them into some form of visual art, & so began my life as an artist.

Initial works were miniature collage, intricately embellished with metallic threads & beads. These were sold through specialty shops & galleries. Encouraged by the enthusiastic response from buyers & galleries, I created larger works on watercolour paper & canvas.

After collecting contemporary interior & fashion textiles for many years, I discovered the beauty of antique & vintage handstitched textiles from India, Japan, Turkey & Uzbekistan. I imagine the hands that created them & the women & places they've adorned. If only these textiles could tell their story!

Through years of experimentation, my techniques, artistic style & creations evolved significantly.  Collage wall art, decorative vessels & fashion jewellery incorporate textiles, photographs, Japanese papers, metallic & coloured threads, vintage & contemporary beads, jewels, timber veneers & found treasures. The threads & embellishments are applied with dental instruments using the same acid free adhesive I use to adhere the textiles & papers.

Since 1999 I have had the pleasure of exhibiting my works in many group & solo shows. 


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Beauty, a perfect expression of a creative life!

My life as an artist started in the early 90’s with the recycling of interior textile samples that were headed for landfill. I couldn’t allow these exquisite materials to be buried. My mission was to recycle them into some form of visual art, & so began my life as an artist.

Initial works were miniature collage, intricately embellished with metallic threads & beads. These were sold through specialty shops & galleries. Encouraged by the enthusiastic response from buyers & galleries, I created larger works on watercolour paper & canvas.

After collecting contemporary interior & fashion textiles for many years, I discovered the beauty of antique & vintage handstitched textiles from India, Japan, Turkey & Uzbekistan. I imagine the hands that created them & the women & places they've adorned. If only these textiles could tell their story!

Through years of experimentation, my techniques, artistic style & creations evolved significantly.  Collage wall art, decorative vessels & fashion jewellery incorporate textiles, photographs, Japanese papers, metallic & coloured threads, vintage & contemporary beads, jewels, timber veneers & found treasures. The threads & embellishments are applied with dental instruments using the same acid free adhesive I use to adhere the textiles & papers.

Since 1999 I have had the pleasure of exhibiting my works in many group & solo shows. 


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