textile & collage artist, designer and maker.
Enjoy browsing pictures of her clothing, accessories, homewares and artwork lovingly created in her sunny studio in the seaside town of Port Lincoln in South Australia.
‘Looking into your eyes I can see beauty, looking into your soul I can see passion, looking into your mind I can see intelligence, but looking into your heart I can see the world.’
This poem was given to me recently, and I think it goes a long way to explain my art. I create unique pieces, using my passion for colour, textiles and collage. I explore my mind, my heart and ultimately this wonderful place we live, earth.
My inspiration comes from many places and things…rainbows, spirals, feathers…Alice in Wonderland…Dr Suess…leaves, shells, fish…Buddhism and other religions…far away exotic lands…the martial arts…chakras and crystals…the heavens and stars….paint, dyes, threads and yarns…fashion and fetish….light and dark….and many places in between. Some full of insight and meaning. Some more playful and whimsical.
Having trained in fashion, I continue my life long love affair with textiles and sewing in my business. using constant experimentation and playfulness to come up with new ideas. And also am now teaching dressmaking and craft classes, passing on my skills and passion to eager participants.
I enjoy collage (in textile pieces, on canvas based art and greeting cards) in that it brings an environmental awareness and an eco friendly aspect to my work. Found objects and recycling/upcycling feature heavily…in particular vintage kimono fabrics, teatowels and tablecloths, doilies, lolly wrappers, gift wrap, feathers and other ephemera.
Positive affirmations and symbolism are a big part of my life, so I extend these into my art. Most pieces carry a message of hope, good luck and peace…please enjoy them as much as I enjoy creating them…smile, relax, remember to breathe…and treat yourself!
Ps. Remember to Breathe…..
Qualifications & Memberships:
Advanced Certificate in Fashion majoring in Construction