The finished commission; a textile collage of a Cornish cliff-top meadow.
Flowers are introducing warm colour into the meadow.
Enjoy this video that shows you the magnificent Cornwall Crafts Association's gallery at Trelowarren, with a journey through lovely estate above the Helford River.
Although collage usually plays a big part in forming waves in my work, this time I am relying almost entirely on dye-work. I felt it conveyed all the sense of form and motion required for a backdrop to a cliff top meadow.
I have just put together this video of silk artisans in their workshops in the city of Banaras in India.
Leaves can take as much time and care in their creation as flowers. With these camellia leaves the dyework was the greater part of this. I wanted to convey the curving surfaces of these glossy leaves.
Kidney Vetch is not the most attractive name, but this is a very lovely plant that thrives on the cliffs of Cornwall. The most common colour for the flowers is yellow but at Godrevy this soft red can also be found.
I brought the tiny shrub of the camellia 'Bob Hope' into the studio and have begun working from its gorgeous flowers.
My youngest aunt's account of her time in India as a small child more than eighty years ago.
In June I shall have an exhibition in St Ives, and am beginning to focus on the art I shall hang there. These wild carrots are the first flowers for a cliff-top meadow at Godrevy, looking across the bay to St Ives.