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. I am now developing a practice which aims to communicate something of the world around us, grounded in the natural environment. I hope to share this with others.