About the Artist
From my studio in SW Scotland I make cushions, scarves and one-off pieces out of fabrics ranging from cotton velvet to fine translucent silks: hand-dyed, pieced and machine-embroidered.
After gaining a BA Hons in fashion/textlies I set up a workshop in Balnakeil Craft Village in Sutherland designing, making and selling cushions and wall-hangings.
In 1992 I relocated to Kirkcudbright in SW Scotland and then moved again in 2014, 15 miles north, out into the the beautiful Galloway countryside.
My work is inspired by the surrounding landscape, its colours textures, the shifting light on hills and coast, the form and patterns of its forests, while a lot of my cushions take a quirky look at its flora and fauna.
I run workshops and projects with adults and children and give illustrated talks to groups.
I have undertaken numerous private commissions as well as several public commissions, and have had solo exhibitions as well as work in group exhibitions.