African & Middle Eastern Inspired
A new soft furnishing trend usually results in many of us having identical items in our homes. I rather like to be different and dare I say it, unique!
I fell in love with Batik pictures when in The Gambia. The first one I purchased came from the Bird Safari Camp in Georgetown - a few hundred kilometres in land. I bought it mainly as a momento after being capsized in the river in one of their boats! Now I tour the market stalls and factories, both in The Gambia and Senegal, for these stunning pictures.
I have tried to capture something of the beautiful tomb paintings and hieroglyphics we saw in the Valley of the Kings.
These designs have been handpainted on to fabrics purchased from Egypt and various other sources around the world.