Artist Statement

I like to respond intuitively to the ideas that capture my imagination in nature and mythology. I respond to a variety of themes, sometimes mixing media to communicate the appropriate response. I use ancient textile techniques: – felting, weaving & batik, along with various printmaking techniques.
Drama in nature, particularly in relation to light, focuses my attention and offers me a challenge in representing this intensity. At times the interaction creates striking, spectacular and beautiful combinations of colours, tones and textures. The use of absorbent and reflective materials in my work is an attempt to capture this brilliance. Most visitors to Connemara are only able to obtain fleeting impressions of the area’s visual richness and depth. My work offers the viewer an opportunity to experience those dramatic moments in the landscape.