In these days of cold, still silence it is often easier to stay in my warm studio. Once settled I find myself sorting out the piles and boxes around me. To my surprise, I find several forgotten pieces which are only a few stitches away from completion. I spend happy hours finishing and stretching a […]
As the world around is returning to normal after the midwinter festivities, it is time to move forward into the new year. This year I feel a renewed need to look at the balance between the old, the new and the continuing aspects of my creative life and work. As an artist and creative person […]
Key images that have influenced my work, often landscape images at particular seasonal moments.
My exhibit inspired by the Mary Ware notebook, Nine Yards or Thereabouts was featured in the Bradford Telegraph & Argus
Mark making in textile art published 2013 by Batsford, London and co-published by Interweave in the US with a different cover, but the same content as Mark Making: Fresh inspiration for Quilt and Fiber Artists. recently reprinted my book is available via bookshops or online. In my first book I sought to share the ideas, places and techniques that […]
Words can be a useful adjunct to the visual, providing clarification and reassurance, reminding me what matters and where making art fits with the rest of my life. These quotes are some of my current favourites: To live is to leave traces Walter Benjamin An artist’s life is adventurous: one new thing after another Agnes Martin Art […]