I create felt paintings inspired by nature; in particular the UK's breath-taking scenery and incredible wildlife. I also accept commissions for pet portraits and landscape paintings.
A collection of some of my most recent and favourite paintings.
Pet Portraits and
I love introducing people to the versatile world of felting! I have run workshops from 'needle-felt a bat workshop' at a bat conference to felt painting and felted soap sessions at the Forth Valley Open Studios. In addition to running 'in-person' workshops, I also run online workshops via zoom.
I am a felt artist and ecologist based in Dunblane, Scotland. I am passionate about the UK’s native flora and fauna and am inspired by the beauty and variety of the UK’s landscapes; in particular the dramatic mountainscapes and beautiful coastlines of Scotland where I live, and Wales where I was born.
Approximately four years ago, I was introduced to needle-felting through a charitable event with the Bat Conservation Trust. Having made a small three-dimensional bat, I was hooked! I spent a few months creating small sculptures, before coming across the technique of using coloured wool to ‘paint’; which became my main focus in early 2017.
To create a painting, I use both needle-felting and wet-felting techniques; often using several rounds of both to achieve the desired effect. Needle-felting is the process by which a barbed needle is used to tangle coloured wool into place, whilst wet-felting uses hot soapy water and agitation to further felt the fibres together. The whole process often takes weeks to complete and, while the fibres can have a mind of their own, I love the wonderful textures and effects that the natural fibres can produce.
Over the last few years I have displayed individual pieces in a couple of local galleries, and have taken part in the Macrobert Arts Centre Christmas Exhibition. Earlier this year I was delighted to be one of the featured artists in the beautiful Dancing Light gallery in the borders during their 2020 February/March exhibition.