For the last fifteen years, I’ve has been delving into both painting and textiles. A solo exhibition in 2011 saw my textiles grow with success in selling alongside my paintings. Combining the the art principles of painting and fabric with the City & Guilds Certificate 2 in 2014 has given me more confidence to create pieces that have perspective in a painterly fashion, with use of values and thread. In 2016, I toured to major quilt shows in Australia with BERNINA as their guru for the year where they showcased my quilts on their stand and I demonstrated and represented the Q20 machine. Other achievements include:
- 2016: Australian magazine Quilters Companion an article as well as a DVD demonstrating.
- 2018: featured artist in Machine Quilting Unlimited (January/February issue). First prize and Viewers’ Choice AQC Borders & Bridges Challenge Bordering Extinction. 1st, 2nd and a 3rd in state-run exhibits for other works touring and 2nd Prize in Pictorial at Houston International Quilt Festival.
- 2019: 8 prize-winning quilts in Australia and USA.
Retail Price: A$1200
Dimensions: 107 x 91cm (H x W)
Statement: On safari in Kenya this Older Lion just standing in the bushes waiting, for his pride. Looking at him with his mane blowing in the breeze you saw the battle scars on his face and you can his face and you can only imagine the stories he could tell.
Exhibitions: AQS Paducah, Lancaster, Daytona, Charleston.