Anne collects recycled fabric, paper and ephemera using collage, stitch, photographic and print processes to create mixed media textiles, framed and free hanging. Her inspirations are taken from travel and memory and naïve, outsider and folk art. Her heavily embroidered and textural works have been described as 'small worlds', with a small scrap or remnant of fabric that can inspire a whole piece. Her co-written book 'Connected Cloth', (shown below) reflects her project work in the UK and abroad.
'Amelia Scott's Birds' work for Tunbridge Wells Hospital trust, in progress
Anne produces projects and commissions for private and public individuals (see 'Commissions' page). She teaches (see her blog for current teaching and events) and speaks to guilds and groups. She was artist in residence at a beautiful garden and exhibited at the international 'World of Threads Festival' in 2014 and the Prague Patchwork Meeting in 2015. Anne is currently editing 'Textile Nature' about the many connections between textile art and the natural world for Batsford Books, out in 2016.
Review of 'Small Worlds' exhibition: 'The materials were everyday and accessible and also accessible and also evocative, it inspired me to get stitching...even though you could create your own work you still wondered if it had as much to say or as much depth as Anne's work' author and tutor Carolyn Forster. Anne is preparing for her launch exhibition of 'Textile Nature' at the Knitting and Stitching Shows in London, Dublin and Harrogate in 2016.