As a textile artist who shares her time between Northumberland and East London, I enjoy the contrast between the man-made and natural world, the echoes between them, and how they shape each other. Like its physical counterpart, the cultural landscape is ever-changing, with the passing of time, things built to last, and those swept away.
Nature is rarely wrong in her eclectic colour palette, and my walks around Royal Docks are a revelation of these hues, the urban wildlife and the waterways contrasted by, and mimicked in, the industrial buildings and gleaming tower blocks.
I set my work within a gallery context as interacting with my audience is the heart of my process. I see the exhibition of the work as a moment to pause and reflect, that the reception and response are key moments in the creative process, after all, art is a conversation that should never end.
Master Thesis awarded Distinction Reframing Troy: A Mythical Exhibition of Female Virtue (2022)