Wendy has pursued her love of fabric and stitch in various ways throughout her life, achieving a BTEC (distinction) Machine Embroidery in 2010 and an FdA (Merit) Stitched Textiles in 2014. She mainly works in a highly representational, controlled and detailed style, but occasionally takes a more conceptual approach as was demonstrated by her ‘Red Knot Migration’ installation exhibited at the Mall Galleries, London 2015.
Whilst she has been influenced by a number of artists from differing practices, including printers and artists as well as many textile artists, Wendy’s inspiration more often than not occurs by chance; it could be a word, a story, a colour, or a photograph that captures her imagination, prompting a range of diverse and sometimes unusual work. The Natural world and environmental issues are also having a bearing on her more recent work.
Much of Wendy’s work is composed entirely of free machine embroidery but some pieces employ appliqué techniques combined with both machine and hand stitching.