Wax resist textiles. Figurative work with surface pattern. Procion dyes on cotton.
Batik is a resist method of dyeing. Liquid wax is applied to cloth to block areas from absorbing dye. The waxing and dyeing processes are alternated until the desired effects of colour and design are achieved. I use the techniques of wax resist as a fine art medium. I am inspired by shapes and colours in my garden, on journeys, and in the landscapes around me.
After attending Bath Academy of Art in the sixties I taught in schools in the Midlands for a number of years. In 2001 I moved to South Norfolk and opened Harleston Gallery, a small contemporary gallery showcasing the work of local professional artists. Since retiring in 2012 I have returned to my artistic career, continuing to explore the potential of batik, an art form which has fascinated me for the last thirty years.
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