I am a textile artist who lives and works in Edinburgh, Scotland. All the works you see here are stitched.
I worked as a radio producer for 15 years before leaving the BBC in 2008, swapping sound for vision to study at Edinburgh College of Art. My work uses the medium of freehand machine embroidery, often on a background of ink or acrylic paint, in an attempt to describe the textures and complexity of the natural world – specifically trees and skies. Using the sewing machine needle in much the same way as a pencil, I draw complex designs that move from highly repetitive forms to organic, abstract shapes which seek to remind us of something primal and almost, but not quite, lost.
I welcome commissions and work with clients to create pieces that are unique and personal. My work can be found as far afield as Malaysia, the USA and Canada – distance is no object.
If you would like to discuss a possible commission then please contact me at:
“The world is mainly a vast leaf-colony, growing on and forming a leafy soil, not a mere mineral mass, and we live not by the jingling of our coins, but by the fullness of our harvests. This is a green world, with animals comparatively few and small, and all dependent upon the leaves. By leaves we live.”
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