The Humble Stitch
I have a background in textiles and a love for fabric; reclaimed, vintage and hand dyed cloths all get my fires burning!
These two paintings combine layers of paint and mixed media and are finished with hand and machine embroidery.
Drawing from life
During this series I adopted new ways of working. Drawing inspiration from life, I find fascination in things considered mundane and around my studio there are interesting lines to be discovered in everyday objects such as glass jars, paint brushes and glue bottles. The painted lines have a different quality, a certain aliveness, which I then work intuitively with to draw connections that form organic shapes and compositions.