I am a textile artist, basing my work on the local Purbeck landscape. I produce cotton drawings on a calico surface painting a variety of colours with a needle. I take my inspiration from the forest and the sea. From the fresh catch on the fishing boats coming into Poole harbour to the assortment of mushrooms the foragers bring home, I wanted to create a series of work that felt real and came to life.
When I finish a picture I leave the embroidery thread hanging loose, leaving the fabric to distort under the pressure. I like to give the picture the freedom to distort in its own way.
I have recently created a case study on fungi, and finished ‘The local catch’ – my fish series, which is currently being exhibited at the Salt Pig in Wareham, Dorset.