My journey began studying textile design at Chelsea College of Art, this led to working as a textile designer in Africa with women’s groups. I worked in the ‘Jua Kali’ sector, a Kiswahil word for working under the fierce hot sun. Colour was applied freely and patterns were randomly placed across the fabrics and ‘nothing’ was wasted.
I had a dream job of working as an artist in residence for an environmental charity. This involved playing with an exciting array of industrial waste for the purpose of developing an arts education programme and organising a national conference on creativity and re-use.
I experiment with colour, pattern making, texture and shape to create spontaneous compositions for fabric, paintings and paper. Little is thrown away and I re-use household and industrial waste items, alongside natural objects for collage, printing and painting.