From: 13th October 2022
Until: 12th November 2022
I discovered my passion for batik whilst working with artists in Kota Baharu on the east coast of Malaysia in 1991.
On returning to the UK, I moved to Bristol and have continued to develop my own style of batik, repeating motifs to give the works life, depth and a sense of movement.
The natural world provides an unlimited source of inspiration - my love of wildlife is reflected in my work.
My father is a keen birdwatcher & fisherman, so as a child this is where I learnt much about and a love for birds and British wildlife.
I work on white cotton lawn fabric using traditional wax pens & brushes to apply wax and painting on dyes to build up layers to give depth and colour. A final dip in the dye bath creates the characteristic crackled effect.
As well as creating original batik paintings (some of which are also available as archive grade prints) I now have designs printed in the UK onto fabric to make my own handmade cushions and lampshades.
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