HELLO AND WELCOME!
I am a British artist, (and Londoner) working from my studio in West London.
My work is about words – the sound of them, the feel of them…
I tell ordinary stories about people in extraordinary ways. For instance, ‘Writing with a needle’ I hand stitch their handwriting on one of their garments or one of their ancestor’s and a story comes to life.
I work mainly to commission and have collaborated with major brands to tell their story.
Every story has at its heart a person an essential truth waiting to be told. That’s what appeals to me as an artist, what connects us all as human-beings.
A narrative stitched in your own handwriting is as unique as your DNA, – for me, it’s as real as your personal voice. So text and textile come together and a story lives for all time.
My national historic project : ‘The Stitch Lives of London’ is like a modern-day Bayeux Tapestry where clothes, artefacts and garments, donated by Londoners are transformed into art works; a social commentary of who we are now, today in London.
West Dean College, Autumn 2017
Royal College of Art MA Constructed Textiles mixed media
Roehampton Institute BA (hons) Calligraphy and Bookbinding
Selected Exhibitions (group and solo)
The New Craftsmen, Mayfair, London
‘The Gallery of Words’: pop-up gallery of Rosalind Wyatt’s work sponsored by Grosvenor, Mayfair, London
LAPADA – Julia Korner Fine Art
Cote Living, Zurich
John Martin Gallery, London
Coombe Gallery, Dartmouth UK
Shirley Crowther Contemporary Art
Carina Haslam Art
Contemporary Applied Arts, London
Art in Action, Oxfordshire, UK
National Gallery, London
A21 – International Art Exhibition, Haradano-Mori Museum, Kobe, Japan
Victoria and Albert Museum
St James Schools
The Training Partnership
The Great Festival of Creativity, Istanbul
Les Soeurs Anglaises
Woman with a needle – Sante Fe
Text and Textile Centre, Jesus College Cambridge :‘Writing with a needle’ 2012
Work published in ‘Text in Textile Art’ by Sara Impey, published by Batsford ISBN 978-1-84994-042-9