I was born in Uganda in 1950's living in different
agricultural 'stations' and then eventually moving and
starting my schooling in the western part of the UK in the
Surrounded by completely different countryside, this merging
of cultures and traditions, opened my eyes to looking deeper
and under the surface, to glimpse its spirit.
Years later after feeling trapped working in a bank, I plucked
up courage to set out on my own and teach myself the art of
sculpting in different figures stoneware. This gradually grew
into a business that had many outlets over England. It was an
amazing busy time. Sadly it all took a heavy toll on my hands
and I had to stop. So my creativity had to gradually find
another way with painting and sewing in my spare time.
It is almost four years now since I moved here to the
beautiful Dordogne with my husband and I have quietly been
developing fairy figures made from cloth. Why fairy? It's the
human form, but in a spiritual, mystical way. Ethereal,
something that crosses cultures and time. Why cloth? Again, it
links everyone from the finest silk to the roughest hessian.
But also, they can evolve at my hands pace.
There are many ways of looking at and understanding life
depending on where you live and what's around you. But somehow
it's the spirits influence that cannot be ignored.