My home is in the wild, windswept and long fought over hills of northern Northumberland. My inspiration comes from an immersion in the landscape; I take long car journeys and admire the far horizons, I walk and see details in the hedgerows, I follow the colours of the seasons.
I work from a studio in my garden, creating work for the wall, 3D sculptures and costumes.
I am a qualified tutor and professional lecturer. I’ve taught City & Guilds embroidery courses and now work freelance.
Recent work has been based on hares and the landscape of Northumberland.
I’m also studying for a Masters degree in History, finding the women who lived in the Border Lands in the eighteenth century. I can see images in my mind, and thoughts for future textile work. UPDATE Achieved with Distinction and PhD started in January 2020.
In a past life I worked in a laboratory as a molecular biologist. I prefer stitching and reading history.