I have been interested in and doing textile work from an early age. My passion and enthusiasm for textiles have motivated me to further my studies, culminating in a textile design degree in Germany.
Immigrating to Australia in 1986, I have worked initially for a number of years in the knitwear industry, designing knitwear for a company in Melbourne. Thereafter I set out on my own to explore “The Art of Painting on Silk”, which has been a passion of mine since being introduced to this wonderful medium during my Textile Design studies (1979-1983).
Creating unique, one of a kind hand-painted silk fabrics and silk accessories for lovers of individuality and style. I get great satisfaction from the constantly developing and changing nature of my work, continually experimenting with colour, different techniques, and different silk materials in new and unexpected combinations.
During my silk painting practice I have exhibited and sold my work on several Textile Fairs in Melbourne as well as Sydney. My shibori work has been featured in the Australian Embellish Magazine and I have published several silk painting articles in the same publication.