its like an online art journal with lots of pictures

...documenting all the work. And I work a lot.

This page shows the projects working on right now/recently completed, more current news is on Instagram

Also, sewing; think of it as a natural extension of my artmaking and see Granny Corner

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Artworking; February 2018

- as often happens - come the end of the month, at monthly progress posting time, I think oh no I've done NOTHING this month when in fact, I really have. Monthly studio progress posts are a good idea but tracking the progress of individual pieces over many months gets lost in the crowd a bit, so its been good to collate some progress pics on these two over a few months, all together in a gallery style image block. Not for the first time I'm really glad I started this whole website in the first place.

Artworking; December 2017

In December 2017 I finished a commission that began as a concept around 5 months ago.

artworking; November 2017

November got away from me

"Palms" digital fabric print

Well this is joyous, my second digital fabric print!

artworking; October 2017
artworking; September 2017

Commissions, the art fair, the airport, Puppy and Chicken Salt. It all happened in September.

DIY pet step for Puppy's advancing years

I'm currently engaged in commissioned work for a luxury hotel - at 28 pieces its the biggest commission I've ever know - and I'm not at liberty to share any images of it. However, as you may surmise, there is a lull in artwork proceedings at the moment, hence photoshop bonanza of step by steps pics following the making of Puppy's new couch step! Time wasting!

But really, this has needed making for ages, she's finding the couch a leap too far sometimes now so this is a a household where 'no pets on the furniture' was a no exceptions rule...until we got a pet...

Gilded lace skirt

I've gilded a lot of surfaces over the decades and lace is one of them, but I've never made a garment with it before.


artworking; July 2017

Much work that I cant share. The commission I'm undertaking is by far the biggest I've ever done, with the most restrictive contract I've ever signed. So I cant share progress pics but let me assure you, I'm artworking long and many days

Shapes sculptures

Sometimes a sculpture is just a sculpture.

Artworking: June 2017
Artworking: May 2017
Artworking: April 2017

Various samplings for commissions/proposals; photoshop sketches; fabric print design sketches and...

Artworking: March 2017 studio

And I thought I'd been quiet this month 

My first digital fabric print!

DREAM REALISED: I've been wanting to try some of my artwork images through digital fabric printing technologies for a long time and now I have and its thrilling!

Carolyn PJ dress

One of my favorite patterns, this. The Carolyn Pj by Closet Case Files. This is my fourth make, this time a dress I'd long been plotting. PJ for daywear trend still going strong in my house. 

'Inscapes' body masks and assemblages process booklet

The following is slides from a booklet I put together to accompany my exhibition "Inscapes", which contains both works on canvas and small sculptures. This booklet refers to the sculptures, although they're not otherwise distinct from the works on canvas, in my opinion, as all the works are 'objects' rather than picture planes. I find out a lot about the works as I make them, as if all is going well, they are making themselves. The making process is an equal (if not greater) part to the finished object. Or at least that's how it feels to me. Maybe the following will explain that more clearly than my clumpy words.

"Inscapes" works on canvas booklet of the making process

I put together a booklet style presentation to accompany the exhibition about the processes that went into creating the works on canvas . Theres a performative aspect to my work, in a sense; there were a lot of processes over several months and for me, making IS where the art is

Hits of 2015

End of year wrap up...well everyone else is doing it, so heres some of MY favorite 2015 pics:



I've never been entirely comfortable describing myself as an artist, such a subjective, arbitrary term.

I work, and this is my profession; I make artwork, I'm an artworker.

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Artworking: February 2017 studio

Studio work work work process 

INSCAPES Media release

The exhibition title refers to the works themselves, which are an interpretation of Perl’s inner landscape; a private space inhabited by her thoughts, dreams, memories and emotions. As a series, the works explore universal themes such as loss, grief, faith, nostalgia and beauty. 

Very large landscape, #1

1830 x 901mm. Loved working at this scale after all the teeny pieces I've been making for so long. With them my thinking has been that its an already crowded world and theres a helluva lot of art out there, it doesn't need more taking up valuable space

Unmasking: memory and transience

New work. "The body mask; a sculpturally elegant, totemic, vessel-like form. Speaking of the masks that define and protect us. Viewers engage with the work, creating meaning, through their own associations and memories." True or false? You be the judge...

New year new work body mask for Susan

I made this piece for my friend Susan, who is currently undergoing a second round of chemotherapy, following surgery for breast cancer. I'd say there wouldn't be a woman alive who didn't feel a quick, sharp hurt to the heart on reading that last sentence. I know I do. Take what you want, but leave my boobs.