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. From the end of year student exhibition, she was chosen by the Society of Designer Craftsmen to exhibit her ‘Red Knot Migration’ installation in the 25th Designers Arts Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London 2015. (see B95 – Moonbird)
She has developed her skills as a textile artist employing free machine embroidery and mixed media to create unique one-off pieces of work. Her work is mainly representational, controlled and detailed in style, but occasionally her sense of fun creeps in, often resulting in quirky or comical cats, birds and bees.
Although inspired by the natural world, her work is often triggered simply by a story, a colour, a sketch or a photograph for example, which captures her imagination, prompting extensive research to produce diverse and unusual work. She is currently considering two environmental issues, the loss of the bees and the global plastic problem.