Colour, line, shape, size, direction, contrast are all clearly visible in this art quilt. The sea by day or night has always fascinated me and I wanted to capture both the sun and the moon. Texture is an important element in this work.  I have used many different fabrics from rich velvet to smooth satin, hoping to capture the depth of the ocean and reflection of light. Detailed free motion quilting adds contrast and harmony.

My work was inspired by a small illustration of a work by the artist, Roy de Maistre 1919.


Into the Blue


Whole cloth was used to create this abstract design by fabric folding and dyeing. The work is heavily embellished with stitch and yarn. The edge is entirely free motion and looks like lace.

Close up detail

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Cotton Sateen was hand painted with colours that would relate to the silk organza digital prints of the bromeliads photographed at Eden Gardens, Auckland. The The leaves are 3-d, also using dyed silk organza. This work was juried in to "One Step Further", Adelaide 2019