There are some constants in my work and some variables.
I always work from observation of something in the world around me and places that I visit: landscape, seascape and nature. I draw and paint on paper to settle an understanding of the observations in my mind.
I am always drawn to colour, whether bright or subtle.
I always draw on fabric with a sewing machine to create imagery, mix colours and make interesting surfaces.
Sometimes I dye or paint fabrics. Sometimes I layer fabrics. Sometimes I make fabrics. Sometimes I make purely decorative works and sometimes I make functional pieces.
My current work is concerned with exploring using the wide zigzag stitch on my ‘Irish’ machine: a specialist industrial free embroidery machine.