studied Art and Design in Dublin. I learnt about colour and design
while working in different mediums, painting, screen printing,
glass and metal. When I left college I started working with fabric,
I enjoyed its tactile qualities and unlimited colours. I joined
the Northern Ireland Patchwork Guild and the Irish Patchwork Society
and found exciting things happening in the world of textiles.
I have taken numerous classes with quilt makers I admire, learning
different techniques and observing how other artists work.
get inspiration from the world around, taking photographs and
every day I must create a
collage in my day journal which gives me ideas for new work.
I started working on a series based on the spiral, an old Celtic
symbol found on ancient stones in Ireland. It is a very therapeutic
symbol to work with.
work using layers of fabric, which are cut and reassembled. Fusing
is an integral part of the process as is the machine stitching.
I play with colour and shape. Nothing is planned. I may have an
initial idea which develops and changes as the work progresses.
Going with the flow is exciting
travel to Nepal about twice a year to buy the beautiful coloured
have exhibited work in my own country and in Europe, USA and Japan.