Recurring themes in Fiona’s original hand woven artworks include close observation of the natural environment, biodiversity evolution and sustainability. There is personal experience and skilled craftsmanship embedded in each piece of artwork she creates in her studio on the edge of Bodmin Moor in Cornwall
‘I love to draw from life or my own photographs and the inspiration behind the work comes from being outdoors, in close contact with an environment and the elements. I enjoy the physical interactions of the creative process, from textural mark making outdoors to hand finishing the woven cloth.’
Combining traditional techniques and digital innovation, she translates her drawings into computer files to be read by the jacquard loom. She presses the foot pedal to lift each combination of warp threads. She throws shuttles of different colours, combining carefully chosen fibres and blending colours as if painting with yarn to create contemporary hand-woven digital tapestries.