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I make sewn pictures from fabric and thread. My subject matter is varied, but usually figurative and conversational. My work incorporates language and explores the relationship between fabrics, design and words and thoughts.

After an Art Foundation course in Leamington Spa, I read English and Drama at Exeter University (graduated 1988 BA Hons). I then successfully completed the Motley Postgraduate Theatre Design Course at the Almeida Islington, London and subsequently, after 5 years of theatre design work, did a PGCE at the Institute of Education. I taught English and drama at the Grey Coat Hospital School in Westminster, London, for 6 years.

In 2006 I came to Bristol and, in addition to some free-lance interior design work, have been working as a professional textile artist since 2008.

Shows

July 2008- Sept 2008 show at SlimbridgeWWT

June 2009 Contemporary Craft Fair at Bovey Tracey

Winner of Liberty fabric prize April 2009

June 2009- April 2010 Feature artist for CellMark (Sweden) 2008

July 2009 Quilt exhibited at the Design Museum Gothenburg Sweden in CellMark 25 years of artist collaboration exhibition (photograph above)

Oct/ Nov 2009 RWA Autumn Exhibition - Fan selected Button Phobia III selected

Oct 2009 Sustain - group show at The Space in Stroud

Jan/ Feb 2010 Button Phobia show at Harvey Nichols Bristol

June/ Aug 2010 Mona Bismarck Foundation Avenue de New York,  Paris work contributing to the show: Boutons, artistic, historical and cultural phenomena  

June 2010 The Contemporary Craft  Fair Bovey Tracey

October 2010 Sustain at The Space in Stroud

December 2010 group show at Centrespace Bristol

April 2011 Spine at Bristol Old Vic  April 2011 in tandem with Frankenspine by Theatre Damfino

Oct/Nov 2011 RWA Autumn Exhibiton- Tsunami 11/03/11 selected

November 2011 Spine at The Hip Gallery Southmead Hospital

January 2012 Spine at Bristol Old Vic in tandem with Mayday Mayday by Theatre Damfino

March - June 2013 Unintended Consequences  solo show at Touchstones Rochdale 

Oct 2013 Source film and promotional video for Table of Delights byTheatre Damfino at Bristol Old Vic

2014/15  a series of private quilt commissions 

Oct 2015 Promotional film for Little Table of Delights by Theatre Damfino for BOV and tour

July- Dec 2015 A Few Words - commission exploring organ donation for Southmead Hospital

June 2017 Holburne Museum Bath with Royal High School commission to create an artwork reflecting 6th formers' thoughts about leaving school inspired by the museum's recent acquisition of the portrait of Arthur Atherley by Thomas Lawrence

Sept 2017 - series of pictures charting a journey through Japan through colour combinations