My medium is usually fabric – fabric that has been dyed, printed with a myriad of different techniques, and then layered and stitched and cut away and stitched again. Layerings – of colours, of patterns and textures, of fibres and stitches, of images and cultural references – all combine to create a visual and tactile feast for the senses and the spirit.
I am particularly interested in intersections, disruptions and reversals where positive and negative space, natural and man-made patterns, order and randomness have an opportunity to coexist and interact.
Inspiration comes to me from a variety of sources, among them: architectural and decorative design; reflection of colour and light on water; traces left by earlier civilizations; old maps; and the many colours and textures to be found in nature. Printed designs include imagery from my own photographs, textural patterns from slate, stone and marble, and geometric patterns.
My more recent work utilizes the technique of fusing, which creates a permanent bond of the fabrics and reduces or eliminates the necessity of stitching.
- Studied textile arts at Capilano College, North Vancouver, 1999 to 2002.
- Previously a craft supplies shop owner/manager and fibre arts teacher in Australia.
- Founding member of Foxglove Fibre Arts Studio/Gallery on Bowen Island in 1999; served as its Workshop and Exhibitions Co-ordinator until 2005.
- Now living in Garden Bay, Pender Harbour, BC, running a small resort/marina with my husband David Pritchard. Foxglove Studio Two open by chance or appointment.
- Work featured at FibreWorks Gallery in Pender Harbour and Crafthouse Gallery on Granville Island.
- BC Representative for the Surface Design Association (SDA)
Fisherman’s Resort & Marina
PO Box 68, Garden Bay, BC, V0N 1S0