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Garden as Art

This summer I have been exploring the ways in which I see my garden as an artistic entity in its own right and an inspiration for my other forms of art. During the last few months this has particularly focused on oil painting. I have enjoyed the luxury of standing among the plants to work, giving an immediacy and vitality to the paintings.

Spice Stall Jodhpur

As a textile artist with a love of colour, pattern and surfaces, the markets of India are a real delight. Here in Jodhpur the delicious smells of the spices combined with a bustle of life that completely engaged me. I have translated the wonderful patterns of draped cloth the women wore into the rich, light reflective fabrics of my collage.

Clay Carriers

Visiting Bishnoi Villages in Rajasthan we passed a group of clay carriers, all veiled women, their forms described in swathes of gorgeous cloth. This is the collage I created from the experience.

Anna and the Foxes

From design to finished artwork, this video takes you through the creation of the commissioned collage 'Anna and the Foxes' which explores the natural beauty of the West Side of San Juan Island in Washington State.

Knapweed, Stipa and Bumble bees

Knapweed arrived uninvited in my garden but is beloved by bees so I have come to love it too. Its dark stems reach up through Stipa tenuissima with its fine hair-like stems and flowers. The shifting light through the grasses is reflected in my textile collage and you can almost hear the buzzing of the bees.


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