While my artworks may be made in response to a well pondered and researched theme or idea they are strongly based in personal experience, strong connection to the natural world and the Australian landscape. Environmental and spiritual messages are frequently embedded in them.
I am inspired by the colours and textures that surround me and so reflect these in my artworks.
Exploring the possibilities of wide ranging techniques and transitioning to the third dimension are current evolution in my practice.
My choice to use textiles in my art practice has come from a very long engagement with cloth, yarn and thread. The fact that textiles can be changed by manipulation, heat, discharge, dye, paint, print and embellishment with stitch attracts me, as my works evolve throughout the process of making.
1994 MLitt. English Literature, University of New England
1990 B Ed University of New England
1960 Teacher’s Certificate, Armidale Teacher’s College (Weaving, Basketry Elective)
2018 un:Seen – untethered, Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre, Hornsby NSW
2018 Synthesis – untethered fibre artists inc. GalleryONE88, Katoomba, NSW
2018 inTransit – untethered fibre artists inc. Tuggeranong Arts Centre. ACT
2017 inTransit – untethered, Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre, Hornsby NSW
2017 ebb and flow – untethered, Muswellbrook Regional Gallery, NSW
2017 ebb and flow – untethered, Belconnen Arts Centre ACT
2016 ebb and flow – untethered, Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre, Hornsby NSW
2016 Façade – ATASDA, Palm House Gallery, RBG Sydney, NSW
2016 Sense of Place – Manning Fibre Artists, Tamworth, Taree, Forster, NSW
2016 – 02 Seaside Heritage Quilter’s Exhibition – Forster/Tuncurry, NSW
2016, 14, 13 SAQA Benefit International Online Auction
2015 Out of Hand – untethered, Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre, Hornsby, NSW
2014 Future … Past – ATASDA, Palm House Gallery, RBG Sydney, NSW
2011 – 14 Sydney Quilt Show, Sydney NSW Pictorial and Art Quilt sections
2010 Misty Mountains/Dorrigo National Park Challenge 2nd Prize
2015 – untethered fibre artists
2015 – Manning Fibre Artists
2011 – Australian Textile Arts & Surface Design Association (ATASDA)
2011 – Studio Art Quilt Association (SAQA)
2010 – NSW Quilters Guild