c.v. & exhibitions
My work is designed to give a sense of place,time and mood, but with paring down to a simple design element - the relationship of form and colour.
I like to utilise to the full the medium in which I work - rough linen fabrics, raw & torn edges, visible stitches - and combine this with an overlay of dyes and paints, flashing, and paper. By recycling antique linens, cottons, old lace and books, this gives a connection to the past and to my work. Implications of the past are a recurring theme - the traces of people who went before us - their stories and places.
Our history - the marks we leave behind us, who we were and what we achieved - make us the people we are today.
Member of QuiltArt - the international exhibiting group since 2000.
2023 Material Evidence. The Hub. Sleaford. U.K.
Following the Thread. - The Cloth Factory, Luxembourg.
2021 Surface Design Assoc. Beyond Boundaries, High Five Art Baarle. & Galerie Zone.
2020 Fine Art Festival, Kranj. Slovenia.
Material Evidence. Fuga Gallery, Hungary.
2019 11th International Textile Miniatures. Lithuania.
QuiltArt Material Evidence & Traces - Touring UK & Europe
2018 European Quilt Triennial, Heidelberg, Germany.
Wide Horizons VI, France, Italy & Germany,
Made in Europe 11 Celle, Germany
2017 ETHNO Vilnius, Lithuania
Fine Art Quilt Masters, F O Q Birmingham UK (highly commended)
Atout Fil, Chatillon, Paris (invitational)
2016 Lasting Impressions. Whistler Art Gallery, Lowell, USA.
Beaujolais & Vendee France
2015 QuiltArt 30 - Dialogues - Touring exhibition - Europe
6th European Quilt Triennale
2014 European Art Quilts VIII
013 Heidelberg, Germany, Quilt Triennale
2012 Art Quilt Elements 2012. Wayne. USA.
AcCENTS. UK Art Quilts. Paducah. USA.
2011 7th Biennial - Vanish/Survive. Arka, Vilnius, Lithuania
A Slice of Quilt Art - Hungary & the Netherlands
2010 Quilt Art 25. Touring Europe.
Museum of Lodz. Poland.
Stidoc. Textiel Festival. Netherlands.
2009 Hands All Around XXV. Travelling USA.
2005 - Quiltart QA20
Solo exhibition, Guildhall, Bath, UK
2004 Off the Wall, Delta Studios. Scotland
2003 Contemporary Art Quilts 2003. UK
2002 Six Continents of Quilts. Museum of Arts & Design, New York USA
Quilt Expo VII. Barcelona. Spain.
2001 Hands All Around XVII. Houston. USA
Young British Designers. World Quilt Show. USA.
Contemporary Quilts. Devon Guild of Craftsmen. UK
2000 6th Carrefour Exhibition. France.
1999 Creations & Savoir Faire. Paris. France
2018 Quilt Art Nebraska
Layered Voices, Oklahoma, USA
2017 Surface Design Assoc. Fibre Art VIII
European Art Quilts Finale, Nederlands
Made in Europe, travelling USA
2016 Taiwan International Exhibition
British Quilters Guild. Wales
2015 QuiltArt - Small Talk - Touring Exhibition - Europe
2014 TexpoArt - Romania
Quilt Art Expressions - touring USA
2013 Quilt Art in Russia - Tsaritsyno, Moscow
2012 European Art Quilts VII
Voices. Devon Guild of Craftsmen. UK.
2011-2 Quilt National 11 - USA
SAQA. Creative Force - USA
2010 SAQA. Wide Horizons 11. France.
Art Quilt Elements 2010. Philadelphia. USA
2009 Studio Art Quilt Association - Reflections
2008 Wide Horizons '08. Studio Art Quilt Europe.
2007- Quiltart 22 - Denmark, Europe, Korea.
Solo exhibition, Lyon France.
2005 Textile 05 Kaunas Art Biennial, Lithuania
2004 2nd European Triennial - Riga, Latvia.
2001 art of the STITCH 2001. Pall Mall Galleries. London. UK
European Quilt Art Quilt 2001.
Quiltart Moving On
2000 Out of Africa. UK .
1998 A Stitch in Time. Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead. UK
1997 1st prize Scottish Championships
1st Prize Quilters Guild Great Britain & others awards.