I am a fibre artist living in Thurso, Scotland. I have created several commissions and have sold work in both Scotland and Europe. My work has been exhibited in both Scotland and England.
I create paintings using the traditional techniques of wet felting, needle felting and raised and freehand embroidery. I form the contours and shapes of my paintings with my hands in a similar fashion to sculpting. I feel this gives me a unique connection to my work, allowing me to feel the depth and texture of each element and convey this through the painting.
I like to use these traditional techniques to create art that has a more contemporary feel, both in execution and subject. I use fibres to create the power of the elements and the seas that surround our coastline. I also enjoy using fibre to portray the clean lines of architecture in both modern city streets and ancient buildings or towns.
I have a keen interest in social and environmental issues. My felted and embroidered picture Natural Beauty vs Disposable Society, which sold recently, focuses on the issue of plastic pollution in our oceans and on our beaches. My most recent felt and laid fibre pieces, Touch and Kaleidoscope focus on issues in society such as abuse and homelessness.
I want to continue to challenge myself to use these techniques in new ways and create powerful and contemporary art that draws the viewer into the world of the painting and evokes an emotional connection with the subject
Caithness Horizons Museum and Art Gallery
10th November 2018 - 22nd December 2018
Society of Caithness Artists
31st July 2108 - 10th August 2018
Sea to Sea
Uist Artists Association
Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre
17st July 2018 - 13th August 2018
Sea to Sea
East Durham Artists Network
May 8th 2018 - June 15th 2018