ABOUT ME

Having finished my studies at Hokkaido Agricultural and Horticultural College at Sapporo, Japan, I moved to the U.K. to further my studies at The Royal Horticultural Society at Wisley. 

From the U.K. I went to the U.S.A. for a year, studying at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania. 

In 1999 I returned to the U.K. to work in a large private garden. I then enrolled at Leeds Metropolitan University from where I graduated in 2003 with a BA hons in Art and Garden Design.

ABOUT MY ART

Nature is both my inspiration and my source of material, which is provided in abundance from my garden and allotment. There are no added colours, everything is natural, simply dried then woven, stitched or tied. 

To me shadows are an important dimension to my work and as the light changes or the point of view is moved, so the shadows will create a new perspective. And because the materials I use are natural the colours will alter with time adding another layer of interest.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

OCT 2014  ELLE DECORATION  No.266

AUG  2008  CRAFT ARTS INTERNATIONAL  No.73

AUTUMN  2006  MODERN CARPET & TEXTILES

JUL/AUG  2006  CRAFTS MAGAZINE  No.201

JUN/AUG  2006   FIBERARTS MAGAZINE SUMMER 2006 VOL.33

MAY/ JUN  2005   CRAFTS MAGAZINE No.194