I’ve been trying to make water out of fabric since I moved out of the painting studio and into the fiber department in my junior year at university. Greatly influenced by Morris Louis’s poured paint Veil Paintings, I also knew by standing by water and looking you need layers to really express it.
Water and light are my lode stones. They ground me in place. Strangely, I came to love lakes later in life as I’ve alway been a lover of rivers. Rivers are constantly changing and by watching them, you can see change happen.
I use material and paint and thread to help the viewer see the world as I see it, feel the world as I feel it. I try and show the combinations of textures and colors That I notice in the natural world made from found and created materials til my eye recognises that there is enough to transmit the feeling of the place.