New Year, New Work

An exciting year ahead, as I continue to develop work that I started in December around the power of stripes. Like my work around mending, this interest started through my love of the visual impact of stripes, but I am fast finding there is also a great deal of iconography and culture to be explored. … Read more

Summer

Have spent most of the summer in the garden, as ideas (mostly around more vertical lines/stripes) for my next prints and tapestries grow slowly in my mind. The garden has been growing rather faster, in our warm, mostly damp, summer, requiring endless clearing. By the end of July the freshness of May and June are … Read more

Deep in Dorset, Deep in Dorset Artweeks…

‘Ravel and Roll’ joins my other small tapestries in my studio which has been open for a week now for DAW. Also, of course, many of my prints – lots of stripes, lots of images to do with textiles. Weather, although VERY cold in the mornings, has been wonderfully sunny, and the meadows around us … Read more

Dorset Artweeks here again….

Dorset Artweeks opens this Saturday May 28th and runs until June 12th. My studio will be open every day over these 2 weeks, except Thursdays, from 10.30am – 4.30pm. Full details, and directions to my venue, number 167, can be found in the free DAW guide, or on http://www.dorsetartweeks.co.uk  Getting ready is always fairly stressful, … Read more

From Museums to Mending March 2016

Raw Edges

‘New Dimensions’ at Taunton Museum continues to be a great success, and can be seen until April 16th. Next week I will be hanging ‘Mending Revealed’ at Bridport Arts Centre. This is a show I am curating and taking part in, and is the second of my shows about Mending, presenting the work of several … Read more

New Processes, New Shows

This is a still of one of my favourite shots from the video I have been making for the project with Somerset Heritage Stores that I have been part of over the past year. I had NEVER made a video before, but with great support, it’s done, and will be part of the show, New … Read more

Autumn Hotting Up More Than Summer Did…

September 29th 2015 Participation in three shows coming up! Quartz Festival at Queens College, Taunton – a mixed show of a range of locally based artists, curated by Lisa Harty and Sarah Dudman. Opens tomorrow,Wednesday September 30th and runs til Saturday October 11th, 10- 6 daily. I have both prints and small tapestries there. http://quartzfestival.co.uk/ … Read more

Keys, Koreans, Fabulous Fortuny

July 10th 2015 Just returned from the extraordinary odyssey that is a trip to the Venice Biennale. Just wandering the streets and little bridges is a visual feast before you start on the art. Here are notes of a few of my favourites: ‘Dansaekhwa’ Palazzo Contarini-Polignac. 7 Korean artists, who have been working since the … Read more

Starting Lines

I love this moment: the warp is on and spaced and tensioned, and the first rows in there. All possibilities now open. There are two on the go here, one for Reveal the Museum, (http://www.revealthemuseum.com) and the other, if finished in time (i.e. next March, and yes, I am serious!) for Mending Revealed (http://www.natureofmending.co.uk)

Woven, Wired, Buttoned…..

21st April 2015 I have just cut this off the loom – a small piece of weaving made for the Discovery Room project (http://www.revealthemuseum.com) which has taken weeks, thanks to my mad idea of using lots of ‘extra warp’ to create all those little flying pieces and the fine mercerised cotton lines. All about surfaces, … Read more