Past Projects

Projects completed are/will be gathered here. Some are pre-blog projects - I've been artwork-projecting for aaaaage and all projects eventually end up here.

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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

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.

Gold thread embroidery on landscape painting on canvas

Gold thread embroidery on painted canvas landscape.

Little Thing

Handcut paper,& pigment on 8"x10" deep edge gesso board because its pretty

Gold thread embroidery on canvas

Embroidery on canvas, using DCM metallic embroidery thread couched with Scanfil metallic thread

Portrait of Femida H

Femida H. She is my close and very dear friend and I made this portrait for her 50th birthday present. We met as neighbours in London (hello, NW3) and she is an incredibly kind & loyal friend, and a gracious & generous woman. I hope I've done something nice for her here.


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Companion Piece 1. From the Body Mask Series 2015

Assemblages that go together

Granny Corner: Camouflage Glam Sport Luxe

Bonus Vogue points for the fash/speak: Camo Glam Sport Luxe.... with a Leopard print trim. 

Lucent Visor: #superloveit

Yes, we are making hats now

Frocktails 2015; diy DVF

I love this dress. I really do. Its a great dress. I studied DVF's which is all about the column of graphic print plus bare skin (sexy older skin). The print being off grain was a long run pain in the arse and I had to settle for just making the pattern match down the side seams and steam pressing the fik out if it. It worked!

Portrait of Caroline V

It's so, so pretty

Making; Theatre Of War

This then this then this.

Its not often I can track a piece from start to finish because I never really know the moment when something starts or when it finishes, but here we are

Feb/March/2015: recent work & the body mask

From one encounter, years ago, with an image in a book published decades before, a documentary about mid 20th century Papua New Guinea, I became fascinated by the concept of one particular kind of mask.

Art shop. Get some here:

Yo, art fans, in response to many requests, selected artworks from a recent commission are now for sale to the public as limited edition prints on canvas & paper! The "Pop tribal PNG" artworks were conceived as commercial prints and are therefor available at low cost in both standard and custom dimensions; affordable art!

Curiosity: Nita Jane McMahon of Pattern Fantastique, interviewed.

...I became more & more curious about Nita Jane and the originality of her fashion designs; here was a woman who came across as refreshingly left field, a pattern making designer with a keen eye for the nuances of fit and ease, deftly combined with sharp cuts, bold drapes and clever construction.  

Works in progress Sept 2014

Its been a good month for studio work. 

New work August 2014

Working working working making making making. It's been a full one year since this my website has been online & the work that has been generated by the simple task of collating & publishing a post every two weeks or so is amazing, to me. 

This post is few words & all studio progress photos. Behold:

Granny Corner: minor artiness, sewing Anima Missoni and Instalove

Granny Corner, thank heavens for Granny and the Corner. I've never called anyone Granny before, except for me, I'm my own bloody Granny when it comes to making that's not artyness.  I repair to my womanly occupations when the going gets confused/lost/tired/uninspired or seethingly bitter and twisted and kinda stalled, in my studio. I've been liking it here a lot over here for a few months now. 

Colourful, decorative, abstract (art) panels and PNG Commission.

I recently submitted a proposal for "Colourful Decorative Abstract Panels", to suit a specific client brief. The commission would involve producing several large-ish panels for the public areas of a new residential development...The designs for this are along a similar vein to another commission I undertook for a project in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, two years ago...