Tuesday 4 December 2012

Two for Joy

This textured piece of work will be exhibited at the Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast from next Wednesday until mid January.  Sorry about the glare but it was hard to get a decent piccie.

Wednesday 31 October 2012

Pojagi, Boro and Kantha inspired

Some sampling to pass away the dark nights by the fire. 

Monday 8 October 2012

Off Beat

I delivered this piece of work to Cork on Saturday and attended the Cork Textiles Network AGM.  An exciting conference is being planned for March 2013 with some great tutors coming along - keep an eye on their website for more info - definitely worth a visit. 

This work was made for the Feel the Beat exhibition which will take place at the Cork School of Music in December. 

Wednesday 3 October 2012

New Beginings

This work was inspired by the Monarch Butterfly - it has the most beautiful rich dark colours of orange, black and white.  I wanted to demonstrate how the butterfly with its wings emerging from a cocoon represents a new begining - a new start in life. 

Monday 1 October 2012

Sorrow and Joy

This piece of work can be seen at the Cork Textiles Network Exhibition at the Knit and Stitch show at the RDS from 1-4th November.

Monday 12 March 2012

Printed Module

I have finally finished all 4 modules in Visual Art Practices with the last being Print - I wondered how I could create a print that would be relevant to what I like and came up with a combination of technique and process and of course a little stitch with this paper patchwork which was then waxed and moulded into shape.

Monday 13 February 2012

Cork Textiles Network Exhibition

Hi folks - please see above details for the exhibition which my work below was created for. Looking forward to seeing all the work together.

Also, see 'here' for information on their annual conference being held next month. I'm lucky to be attending the Matthew Harris workshop.

Thursday 2 February 2012

Cork Textiles Network Exhibition - Mixed Media Textiles

The next exhibition being held by Cork Textiles Network in Bishopstown Library this month is based on the theme of 'The Craft of Honan Chapel'. This exhibition will run alongside their annual conference being held at the begining of March which should be a great event with some excellent artists teaching and presenting. This piece of work is being posted to them today - its made with rusted satin which has been seared, woven, machine and hand stitched. Some copper pieces have been patinated, drilled and stitched to it.

Tuesday 17 January 2012

Monoprint Collage

This is another piece of work from my notebook - its a collage of monoprints creating layers using the theme of exploring the past. The colours in this seem to work well together.

Thursday 5 January 2012

The Sketchbook Project 2012

I finally completed my sketchbook for The Sketchbook Project 2012 and it will be going in the post this week to Brooklyn, and will be on tour in London and Europe later this year - how cool is that.
Here is the link for more info as Im sure another will be starting later this year if you would like to take part......


I chose the theme 'Nothing New' for the book as I like all things old rusty and decaying and tried to reflect this in the book through various methods of mixed media collage and painting. I've missed a few pages while photographing it but you get the idea from the many below. Would love to know of anyone else taking part and who have completed their project too.

Tuesday 3 January 2012

Metal Works

These are some samples from my modules prior to making the final piece below. They are made with foil from wine bottles and bits and pieces of scrap metals and copper.