Stunning Landscapes and Beautiful Moments in Vibrant Fibre Art
Art Inspired by Fibre
When I started using fibre in my work, I discovered a medium which could create movement and life more effectively than paint. When ‘painting’ landscape views in fibre – capturing the light, shadows, depth, and texture is almost done instinctively by the fibre.
I continue to love exploring new techniques – creating different effects using a variety of fibres to see what they will bring to your piece. I work with wool, silk, camel, alpaca, llama, angora, flax, seaweed, bamboo, and acrylic. I’m always looking for the right fibre and texture for a detail and enjoy the challenge of learning new techniques.
The shapes and energy achieved with these fibres reflect the natural world in a way which creates a vibrant artwork for your walls.
Inspired by Landscape
Have you ever walked in a landscape which is constantly inspiring? My home is on the Ridgeway National Trail where Wiltshire and Oxfordshire meet. Having explored many artistic styles and media over the years I have found textile art best reflects these vibrant landscapes. Fibre is the most intuitive medium for me to capture your experience of the landscape.
Looking over the hills and downs of Wiltshire you can see for miles, and be continually inspired by the changeability of the views. The light can change in minutes altering the view completely.
The changing seasons are also fascinating, with seasonal flowering bringing dramatic colours into the landscape. In a place with such a long history, where the essence of the view has remained the same for centuries, this changeability is an intriguing contrast.
As my local countryside is home to Avebury and Uffington, standing stones and white horses feature widely in my landscape work Alongside these natural and manmade landscapes are exquisite flora and wildlife. This place inspires many who live here as well as those who come to visit; it certainly inspires me.