Textile, Mixed Media
Textiles and Mixed Media
I have always been interested in all art forms including the performing arts.
The first visit to the theatre at the age of five opened up my eyes to the world of enchantment and artistic inspiration. The set designs, lighting, costumes and wonderful music left me with a magical memory that has inspired my imagination.
I feel art comes in so many different forms and the feeling of satisfaction when being creative is paramount whatever the form.
My journey into formal training started in the late sixties, studying Interior design, followed by applied art at Brisbane art College in Australia.
I returned to the UK with my family in the early eighties. We started our own business creating food displays for museums, restaurants and hotels then designing products for the retail gift market. We sold the business due to my ill health.
I then decided to go back to college and learn about design and embroidery, both hand and machine. I have found this experience most rewarding and it helped me to take up painting again. Using various materials, fusing all textures together is very exciting and can produce the most amazing results. Although I love painting, I feel textile art is still very much underrated in this country and it needs to be promoted as a genuine art form.