I started working in batik in 1982, and since then I have studied with batik artists whose work I admire, in particular Hetty Van Boekhout’s hauntingly evocative batik collages.
My inspiration comes mainly from old, crumbling buildings, and I work largely from photos collected on my travels. I sometimes work on fabric in a more or less traditional style and I love experimenting with alternative dyes and fabrics. However I find working with paper most rewarding because of the wonderful, sometimes unexpected, results you can achieve.
I have been running workshops in batik since the late 1980’s, at first in Oxfordshire and then later in Surrey and Hampshire, where I also exhibit regularly. More recently I have led classes for children and adults, including summer schools and workshops at residential colleges like Missenden Abbey and West Dean. As an active member of the Batik Guild for over 20 years, I take part in many Guild activities including exhibitions and demonstrations.