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I worked as an Illustrator and Political Cartoonist for 10 years and then
exhibited Textiles for the next 20 years, incorporating Wood into exhibitions
from about 2002.
grew up in Cheshire with a mixture of Urban & Rural influences, my childhood
influences, playing in orchards & woods have re- surfaced since I have been
working with Wood.
is impossible to come back from walks, without a pocketful of leaves or seed
pods, little transient gifts from nature. I use the ideas and surface structures
from these gatherings to design my own tactile pieces. It is best to work with
nature and allow the wood grain to show off and make the best use of my favourite
bits the imperfections.
Urban influences do pull me back, and then because I am looking at human nature,
I find myself making pieces in either wood or textiles about politics, social commentary, humour and sometimes the imperfections in our lives.