I am often asked how I begin an artwork and this drawing shows the first stage. This is for my new collage of women and cow crossing a ford in rural India.
The Spice Stall is taking form, with all its characters present.
Stocking the shelves of the spice stall in Jodhpur.
This commission is finished and ready to ship.
The woman in Chintz.
This is the Chintz skirt of another shopper at the spice stall. I painted the pattern free-hand on paper using Disperse dyes and heat transferred this onto fabric.
The final decorative element on this sari. Long lines of raised dots. A lot of work, the worth of which can only be judged when the collage is complete.
Dye-work for a particularly decorative sari. This has been slow, methodical work but the woman wearing it will stand in front of the spice stall in Jodhpur, India, the subject of my new collage.
The Rhododendrons and Lady's Slipper Orchids are now in place and the waterfall fully formed.