I am an artist living and working in the south west of the UK. My work is concerned with natural forms, in particular plants and botanical structures. I am fascinated by plant life cycles, and the parallels to our own condition - nurturing, protective seedpod shapes, the flamboyant or delicate beauty of flowers specifically designed to attract pollinators for reproduction, and the ageing and withering of beauty once this has occurred. I am interested in the concept of layers - what is hidden, semi revealed or surprisingly glimpsed, and also in lacelike structures - the space between, the beautiful shadows. And I think that climate change is the most pressing issue in all this, threatening the finely tuned balance of our amazing eco systems.
My early career was in Fashion, in particular running my own business creating silk lingerie and nightwear trimmed with hand cut Nottingham lace. I later completed a Degree in Textiles and Surface Pattern and spent fifteen years teaching Art and Design in Further and Higher Education. I now focus on my own work, exhibiting in the South West and further afield, and running workshops for interested groups. Recently I have carried out two artist residencies in Australia, and I am fascinated by the flora and fauna of that continent.