I have always made things and enjoyed doing so. This has usually, but not exclusively, been in the field of Textiles. I started making quilts a few years ago and learnt a variety of techniques through workshops. I fairly rapidly moved from traditional to art quilts which enabled me to increase the range of techniques I could use.
The initial inspiration for my work has often been photos of places I have visited. However this is only the starting point, and I usually let the work itself inform the direction the final piece will take. These last few years have, for everyone, been rather different. Some people have been very inspired by the lock downs, restrictions, etc which have given them more time to be creative. Others, like me, have struggled to find inspiration, a creative spark, and even the impetus to create, and have turned inwards.
I now do much more mixed media work and my pieces are often semi-representational and more abstract.