“During 2001, I received an Arts &┬áHumanities Research Board postgraduate award to study an MA in Textiles at Manchester Metropolitan University. At the beginning of the course, my research focused on fusing elements of drawing with textiles. However, as the course progressed I became interested in exploring themes within my work. As a graduate and […]


“As a graduate and emerging artist, I exhibited woven and embroidered textiles with Indigo Salon at Premiere Vision in Paris twice a year. This opportunity allowed me to sell textiles for commercial conversion, or directly to designers sourcing ideas to utilise in their forthcoming couture collections. The pieces I exhibited and sold, ranged from small […]

Drawn From Life

“Following my studies, I returned to exclusively drawing for a period of time. I felt the primacy of drawing would encourage me to return to something basic and familiar. The development of a personal language through drawing, as a vehicle to convey meaning and ideas, has remained central to my practice. Through drawing, I endeavour […]

Sculptural Textiles

“I studied on the BA (Hons) Fashion & Textiles Design course at Liverpool John Moores University pursuing the textiles pathway on the programme. I selected this course as it allowed a considerable amount of creative freedom. Throughout the course I was able to explore different aspects of art and design including life drawing, computer aided […]