My earliest influence was my mother’s garden, decorated with discarded and cracked household pottery, all carefully placed by my artistic mother. I have always been attracted to embellished and painted surfaces and love bright colours, patterns and contrast. I am largely self-taught and have really begun to explore and experiment with the medium.
My first canvas was my straw bale house and tanks. My tesserae are broken tiles, china, rocks and also beads, glass and any other oddments that come my way. The challenge is in creating design and durability while exploring the limits of what can be.