My work as an artist is all about exploring my love of textiles – combining them to create dynamic quilts and art for the wall.
Self-taught, but with a lifelong love of fabrics, my textile art is influenced by colour, texture and form. I frequently choose to work with a limited colour palette, and enjoy playing with the juxtaposition of colour, pattern and geometry.
I draw inspiration from my travels, having lived abroad … in Denmark and China for more than 13 years, and my Scandinavian heritage which has influenced my love of geometric lines and minimal, uncomplicated design.
Working in my beautiful new studio has inspired me to expand and experiment, producing a series of exciting large textile quilts, designed to hang on a wall. It’s been liberating to find myself reframing my perspective in a new and dynamic way.
I use a variety of natural fibres like cotton, linen, silk and hemp, as well as hand-dyed indigo linen and cotton together with hand and machine stitching, to give my work added depth and texture.
The special light and spaciousness around me here in the Waveney Valley continue to have a daily impact, as well as my love of the Suffolk coast.
The Old Rectory, Homersfield, Harleston, IP20 0NS
Directions to Studio:
SatNav will take you to the wrong house. Please drive through Homersfield village and turn right at the first sign post ‘Mendham 2’.
My house is just 10 yards along this small road, marked The Old Rectory and with HWAT signs.