If you were here visiting my studio you would make your way up the stairs to the top of a funky old heritage house in a tiny village on a lake set in the mountainous Kootenay region of British Columbia. Perhaps you would notice the stacks of cloth, rich with earthy and bright colours, and a diverse array of patterns and images and wonder how I could make sense of this seeming disarray. If you looked out the window you would see my inspiration.
I grew up in South Africa where I earned a three year diploma in Fine Arts, with a focus on painting and print making techniques.
Recently I have taken a new direction, concentrating solely on the textile arts. I am creating patterns and designs on fabric in a combination of traditional and innovative techniques, combining shibori, screen printing, dye, discharge dye and sewing techniques…
- Joined February 26, 2007