medieval tiles shawl 2 1996

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medieval tiles shawl 2
drawing and painting on silk organza
40×200 cms

one of a series of one off hand drawn and painted shawls informed by encaustic tiles

dionysus shawl 1997

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dionysus shawl
drawing and painting on silk
180×40 cm

one of a series of one off hand drawn and painted shawls. Made for a publicity shoot for Paddy’s In Arkadia touring exhibition

athena and the owl shawl 1998

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athena and the owl shawl
1998
drawing and painting on silk organza
180×40 cm

private commission

This shawl is one of a series of one off hand drawn and painted shawls. This commission is part of a private collection

fern shawl 1996

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fern shawl
1996
drawing and painting on silk
180×40 cm

private collection

one of a series of one off hand drawn and painted shawls

dragon shawl 1999

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dragon shawl
1999
drawing and painting on silk
80×40 cm

private collection

one of a series of one off hand drawn and painted shawls

medieval tiles shawl 1 1997

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medieval tiles shawl 1
1997
drawing and painting on silk organza
hand fringed
80×40 cm

private collection

One of a series of one off hand drawn shawls informed by tiles found in cathedrals throughout Britain
This one is informed by tiles from Chester Cathedral

queen elizabeth’s wardrobe revamp’d 2002

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queen elizabeth’s wardrobe revamp’d
item 8 – jacket for a jubilee
2002
drawing, stencilling and machine embroidery on silk and cotton velvet
private collection
The jacket was made for the 62 Group exhibition In Context at the V&A in 2002.

Statement from the exhibition catalogue:
“Historical textiles rarely inform my work, although I give workshops on 16th century textiles using 20th century processes. This […]

tiles shawl 1998

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tiles shawl
180x40cm
drawing and painting on silk
private collection

One of a series of shawls informed by tiles found in cathedrals throughout Britain. This one is from Chester Cathedral

talecoat 1998

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talecoat

1998
drawing, painting and machine embroidery on silk & cotton velvet
National Lottery Commission & Northern Arts commission for Taffy Thomas
photograph: keith paisley

Described as a storytelling “juke-box”, all the images on the coat are of stories in Taffy’s repertoire; point at one and he will tell one. Paddy with Taffy in the Lit and Phil in Newcastle

an aspiring hat 1994

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an aspiring hat
1994
drawing, painting and  machine embroidery on silk & cotton velvet
public collection

commissioned by Hereford Museums, this steeple henin and wimple hat celebrates Hereford, with imagery sourced around the city. Crockets decorate a spire – Hereford Cathedral’s spire fell down