2003 - 2016
I began work in earnest in my Gallery to frame and back-light many original Batiks which had never before been seen, other than reproduced as greetings cards and prints..
When I returned home, I knew it was time for me to focus my thoughts and pour my energies into my creative work. I threw myself into the task of getting the Gallery ready to open to the public.
In spring 2016 I opened the Wharf Gallery with the '50 years of Batik' exhibition, a celebration of my work.
Irises and Dragonflies is the centrepiece of the '50 Years of Batik' exhibition and it brings us full circle.
In the fifty years that I have been a Batik Artist, I have been intrigued by the natural forms of irises and the patterns in the lacy wings of dragonflies.
My work has of course evolved over time but these two subjects have been a constant inspiration.