During a forty plus year career in the NHS, textiles, in many guises, played an important part in the artist’s life as a hobby and stress reducer. Following retirement this has now become a major part of Ann’s life.
A skilled stitcher, both by hand and machine free motion, Ann has developed a special enjoyment in designing her own pieces. These range from useable craft objects to wall hangings, both large and small and include a variety of fabrics and threads, many of which are dyed and printed by her. Creating textural surfaces plays an important role in her work.
Much of the artist’s work over the last 10 years has been pictorial and inspired by nature and landscapes. Recently Ann’s work has become increasingly abstract in nature, taking inspiration from architecture, geometric shapes and Ghanaian Kente Cloth as her inspiration.
Throughout this time and currently Ann has attended numerous workshops and lectures on a variety of techniques. She has exhibited her work in several venues throughout Oxfordshire and beyond, including Artweeks, also at the NEC – Festival of Quilts and Sewing for Pleasure exhibitions. Ann enjoys teaching and gives demonstrations and talks to various groups.