I possess a comprehensive knowledge and experience of art/design. But my specialist area is textiles due to studying it over many years, both creatively and technically in its various forms, including a BSc (Hons) Textile & Knitwear Technology, BA (Hons) Fashion Design and a City & Guilds in Millinery (winning a Highly Commended Certificate).
I have also made contributions by self teaching and experimenting. Millinery is my specialist area for the OCG. In the first two years of joining OCG I did win the ‘Best New Work Competition’.
Also I have competed in the national Bridport Hat Making Competition, in 2012 winning Third prize and in 2016 the Public Choice prize. In 2016, one of my hats was awarded the Oxfordshire Craft Guild Prize at the Guild’s Annual Woodstock Exhibition.
I also make miscellaneous small sewn objects such as my Liberty lawn frogs, bird and cat brooches, corsages and limited amounts of complimentary silk painting.
My work is usually known for its intricate detail and good use of colour. Much of my inspiration originates from nature, playing with different combinations of fabric and of course using my own imagination.
My work is also displayed for sale during Oxfordshire Artweeks in the month of May most years. Art galleries have hosted my textiles in group selling exhibitions.
I have experience in teaching and giving talks about my work.