My work is a celebration of joy and colour, land and seascapes, nature and wildlife inspired by poetry and literature … images, a line or resonance… and moments, nature, presence, sensitivities, walking, exploring … around coastal West Penwith. I am also fascinated by the energy of the landscape and its effect on the senses.
I was drawn to felting by the sensory nature of wools and fibres and their many variations, and also by the transformative magic that happens throughout the felting process, including the unfolding of happy accident and experimentation. Using wools also helps to express the depth and warmth felt towards the subject through the organic, tactile joy of the natural material.
An English Literature teacher for 14 years, I have recently started to dedicate more time to exploring and developing my artwork, inspired by poetry and literature, themes, nuances and the ‘colour’ of words as well as the rhythms, resonance and shapes of certain words together.
I also love to ‘paint’ conversations and their movements and energies, amongst other intuitive painting practices.
I am learning about ethical fleeces, different fibres and textures and their effects and also combining unusual embellishments, as well as beads, sequins, wire and stitching. In looking forward to further exploration and new paths, my dream would be to develop my work into a full-time business.
I have regular local exhibitions, solo and with other artists, and sell original work, cards and prints in a number of outlets.
My work can currently be seen and purchased in:
Morvah Schoolhouse Gallery, near Zennor
The Blue Bramble Gallery, St Ives
UpstArt Studio, St Just.