Hi, I’m Angela and I’m a textile artist. I’ve been quilting for 6 years, I left my job in the NHS and we moved to Somerset. It started out as a bit of a hobby, I made large quilts for everyone in my family (whether they wanted one or not!), attended lots of courses and discovered the world of art quilts. I have always loved art, water colours mainly but enjoyed creating and experimenting in any form.
I moved form the kitchen table to my beloved studio, a converted milking parlour 4 years ago, my husband fitted a wood burner and a new floor and I’ve never looked back.
Being a textile artist is now my full time occupation. I love making these pictures. It’s what I have to do. I hope you like my work and will join me as, day-by-day and step-by-step, I aim to improve my skills and my work. I want to share with you the ins and outs of how I get to a finished piece. And I’d love to hear your comments.
My textile pictures combine my love of birds, painting and quilting. I have painted for many years and following a workshop with the wonderful Effie Galletly I realised I could combine my passions by creating art with textiles.
I’m inspired by the world of birds and the stories of their lives. So many birds are under threat from the human world, I will sadly never run out of threatened birds to base stories and pictures on. My most recent works have been based around nature books I have read, these are totally inspiring and a great place to start research.
I have a husband, two girls and a Springer Spaniel. He appears in some photographs on the site because he’s a regular feature in my studio.
Below are a few photographs of my converted milking parlour studio. Radio 4, coffee, a little chocolate and the company of my dog – there are few places I love to be more!