Mittwoch, 19. Oktober 2016
I originally studied textiles at West Surrey College of Art & Design and then tapestry in the painting school at the RCA. On leaving there I was involved in several group shows: ‘Woven Image’, Contemporary British Tapestry, at the Barbican Centre and ‘New British Textile Art’ Touring Tokyo & Tamagawa as well as my own show at Winchester Gallery. As a result of these shows my work was bought by both private clients and various institutions; Hampshire County Museum England and Bupa both bought large tapestries for their collections.
After following a career in graphics I returned to my love of textiles in 2009.
My work celebrates colour and landscape and the transformation that occurs due to changes in light, seasons and events. Tapestry is ideal for expressing colour relationships as it is a tactile, responsive and textural medium.
My most recent tapestry series concentrates on the rural landscape of Wiltshire but I am also working on a series about urban landscape as well as a study of the Sky at night.
This year my Wiltshire Landscape tapestries were shortlisted for the Cordis Prize for Tapestry 2016 and were shown at CONVERGE in the Scottish National Gallery January-February 2016
I recently showed in Paris, Copenhagen, at Themes and Variations in London and later on this year I will again be exhibiting at The Winter Raüme, Untergröningen in the Abtsgmünd area of Germany.