I am inspired by landscape and nature, light and shadow, colour and pattern. My tapestries try to capture the essence of something I have seen, or a place I have been, re-interpreting it, sometimes abstracting it, especially if there is a particular colour palette or yarn I wish to explore. I use photography, drawing and writing to develop ideas and themes. A geologist and ecologist by training, I am drawn to history, water, wild places - and rocks!
I have been weaving since 2013, attending courses in Orkney, at West Dean and Higham Hall, amongst others, benefiting from the wide-ranging knowledge and experience of a number of our UK based weavers. I have exhibited with the Scottish and Northern Groups of BTG, as well as in the national Threads in Sheds exhibition. I am now developing a practice which aims to communicate something of the world around us, grounded in the natural environment, alongside sharing my passion for tapestry weaving through Nearly Wild Weaving's activities and running workshops.