I studied Fashion design at the University of Salford and worked in industry as a designer of Ladies’ and Childrens’ wear for well known high street stores.
A career break to have a family enabled me to rediscover my love of art and I began to experiment with different forms of Textile Art. I use wool and silk fibres in a ‘painterly’ way in order to create textural moody pieces that depict, landscapes, seascapes & floral designs. As well as felt, I work in other textile media, including, Batiks, Silk Paintings, Hand Made Silk Paper pieces & also Devore.
In addition to creating & selling my own work, I teach classes & workshops for Cumbria Adult Education Service as well as privately & also teach Art in primary schools throughout Cumbria and Lancashire.