A decade ago I surprised myself by giving in to an urge to stretch knitted fabric over painting stretchers. This followed a period of painting in which painterly mark making was suspended in a watery flowing field. At first these new creations seemed a big leap from the previous acrylic works.
However, as I continued I realized that the two practices speak to each other. My work has always been process-oriented, an intuitive investigation of colour, materials and movement. Improvisation is also an important element, not quite knowing where I’m headed.
I continue to be excited to have found new materials to work with and the array of new possibilities that evolve from experience. The texture of the fabrics and their allusion to everyday life add new elements to my work and broaden its directions.