I am a Devon based textile artist creating contemporary botanical art, landscapes and seascapes, all inspired by the natural world around me. With no formal training I took up free motion machine embroidery in 2012 after a period of illness, and haven’t looked back.
Working loosely from photographs, but often directly from my imagination, each piece of my work evolves as it is created. I prefer not to use a sketchbook, instead allowing my creativity to guide me as each piece develops. Colour and texture are big influences for me and where possible I prefers to source up cycled textiles for their variety and individuality. It is important to me that these materials can be re purposed and appreciated in a totally different way for years to come.
I have also made the decision to use textiles just as I find them. So I don't dye fabrics or paint onto them at all.
My range includes greeting cards, fine art giclee prints and small gifts, which along with my original pieces can be found in my Etsy shop.
I also welcome commissions of all sizes, and will work with you to get the result you are looking for.
I get great pleasure from passing on my knowledge and skills to others, and run regular workshops close to my home, as well as providing talks and day workshops to groups such as the WI and embroiderers Guild.
Inside Out, 1 Bampfylde St, Exeter EX1 1GQ
Inside out, 85 West St, Tavistock PL19 8AQ
Otterton Mill, Fore St, Otterton,
Budleigh Salterton EX9 7HG
ACEarts, The Old Town Hall, Market Place, Somerton, TA11 7NB
Lantic Gallery, 38 Gold St, Tiverton EX16 6PY
Wave 7 Gallery, 7 Polmonia Walk, Wadebridge, Cornwall, PL27 7NS
Bluebell Cottage Interiors, 32 High St, Gatehouse of Fleet, DG7 2HP