Making art has become important to me; through it I find personal space, perspective and challenge. A significant part of the enjoyment is in the sharing; particularly in exploring ideas and creating with others. The creative process encourages looking at the world from alternative viewpoints, broadening our understanding.
Exploration means the themes and mediums of my work changes. They are a response to events or items which attract my attention. The range is therefore diverse; from the hidden homeless to discarded items. A connecting theme is the imprint we make, or traces of presence we leave on the world.
My work is becoming increasingly abstract. This development is a reflection of my enjoyment of mark making and a desire to use art as a way of exploring our spiritual being.
I enjoy trying new processes but a constant is my love of stitch and textile art. The process of hand stitching is meditative; it allows me to pause, reflect and reconnect. In contrast monoprinting offers immediacy and a spontaneous chance element.