Self-taught as an artist, my work process encourages spontaneity and experimentation. Cloth is dyed, painted and screenprinted to yield a complex surface. I build pieces with successive layering of fabric, embellished with hand and machine stitching. Each layer of color or line influences the next, as I explore the interplay of marks absorbed within the fiber of the cloth with marks and texture placed on the cloth. Nature, and life experience are important sources of inspiration, becoming occasions for exploring the inner space of feeling, memory, fantasy and myth. I find artmaking to be a joyful journey ever gratifying, often humbling, on which there are no mistakes, only opportunities.
• A 2015 recipient of the Durham Arts Councils 2014–2015 Ella Fountain Pratt Emerging Artists grant.
• Third Place in Textile Art, Florence Biennale, International Invitational Competition, Florence, Italy. October, 2015.
“There are no mistakes, only creative opportunities.”