My first experiences
with textiles were introduced to me by my mother who came from a rich Dutch tradition of knitting, sewing and care of the home and family.
In the craft revivals of the 70’s, I traveled, discovered my interests in textiles and was introduced to spinning and weaving in Holland. I had a taste for more and this opportunity came (with my young family in tow) I joined the Ipswich Spinners and Weavers. We shared many skills, participated in workshops and I became an enthusiastic, experimental artist drawing from the ‘domestic landscape’. I freelanced as an illustrator for 30 years.
Continual drawing and photography are important in my development of new works of art. While I like to explore different media and approaches to my artwork, there are obvious threads of environment, music, culture, textiles and travel. I enjoy collaborating, teaching and facilitating feltmaking projects in my community, at Festivals and with Flying Arts Inc in regional Qld.
My recent felt works are small to large scale 3D, still experimental, explore layers of colour and texture with mixed fibre. I am inspired by the figure and landscape.