I am a textile designer/maker working from my Ayrshire studio in Scotland. I produce a collection of home decorative accessories, all of which are designed, screen printed and sewn by me.
Living in the countryside, nature is a recurring theme of my work but I like to mix these natural elements with abstract and geometric ones for contrast. I use predominately a monochromatic palette, usually black and white and add touches of colour after printing by using various techniques such as applique, hand and machine stitching and some hand painting too.
I very much like the work of mid 20th century artists such as Edward Bawden, John Piper and the graphic bold designs of that era and my work gives a nod to these influences without being an overt reproduction of the style.
The hand printed fabric, combined with the added embellishment marries well together producing a very distinctive range of homewares and wall art.