Angela’s work starts with a simple design on layers of colourful, opulent fabrics. The work then grows organically as she cuts through the surface layers at different points and to different depths to expose the fabrics beneath. She likes the idea of things being slightly hidden, where one gets a glimpse of something beautiful, but is frustrated from seeing the whole thing by layers over the surface.
She loves medieval and renaissance architecture and combining colours. Her work is often based on the architectural detail of Palazzo Dario, one of the Renaissance Palaces on the Grand Canal in Venice. She first saw it when studying art history there and the memory of its seeming fragility and ethereal beauty has remained with her.
Angela works on private and corporate commissions and solo and group exhibitions.
1999-2000 City and Guilds Embroidery and Patchwork
1989-1999 1st year BA Textile Art University of Ulster
1990-1991 PGCE University of Exeter
1981-1984 BA Hons History of Art University of Warwick
Teaching and Career History
2002 Overall responsibility for art workshops. Organised and facilitated felt making and art and meditation workshops at Home Focus
2001 Organised and facilitated felt making and art and meditation workshops at Home Focus
1995-1996 Volunteer in the art education department at the Ulster Museum
1991-1993 Secondary School teacher