I am a textile designer and artist. My practice embraces a wide range of media and materials, however, collage and screenprinted textiles are my specialisms. My work is often concerned with contrast and the interactions between colour and space, exploring how rhythms and patterns create a gestalt impression of a particular place, landscape or experience.
Experimental mark making, and the resulting energy created when distinct elements come together, has been an ongoing feature in my art.
My recent work has investigated the layering and interweaving of two very different cultures in Mexico City (Axtec and Spanish), where I lived for three years. I was interested in how the decorative can have a quietly subversive impact and thus help to reproduce cultural identity.
I studied Printed Textiles at Edinbugh College of Art, graduating in 1997, and worked as a print designer for interiors, with clients including John Lewis , Next and Laura Ashley. In 2013, I completed an MA in Textiles, at Manchester School of Art.