Gardens and plants have been a long time interest and passion and have become my retreat from the hash realities of life in the 21st century.
When I am in the garden I notice the shape, patterns and textures of the plants and the play of light and shade as the sun moves across the day and the seasons change.
More recently I have discovered the hidden colors that reside within the plants themselves. My current work explores these elements, visible and hidden as a way of capturing the unique language of plants and a connection to what is 'real'.
I work with natural fabrics ... silks, wool, cotton and linen and use a range of techniques including natural dyeing and printing, collage, applique and hand and machine stitching. I create compositions that often incorporate sheer fabrics, landscape elements, glyphs and a level of abstraction.