I live between the sea and the countryside, walking one or the other every day. This is where and when I find my main sources of inspiration.
I fill my sketchbooks with photos, drawings and found items, which are the foundation of my work. It's curating the good bits that is the challenge.
My love of hand stitching can be seen in nearly every item that I produce, and I enjoy the demands of working in relief and three dimensions.
For Power of Stitch
I am inspired by the landscape and the black houses found on the Outer Hebrides, and how nature and the elements can dictate the way they are built and the land crofted.
I interpret this powerful landscape by combining some elements found in the islands together with detailed stitch.