Fabric and stitch has featured throughout Wendy’s life in one form or another. Her work is typically representational, controlled and detailed in style, although for her final graduate exhibition she produced a more conceptual installation, entitled ‘Red Knot Migration’ which was also exhibited at the Mall Galleries, London in 2015.
Wendy is inspired by the natural world with much of her work depicting both flora and fauna as well as aspects of the shoreline. She has recently looked into a number of environmental issues, resulting in work being developed to highlight the loss of the bees and the global plastic problem.
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 can be representational, controlled and detailed in style, but occasionally her sense of fun creeps in, often resulting in quirky or humorous pieces of work.
Wendy is qualified in the field of textiles with an FdA Stitched Textiles (Merit), University of Winchester and a BTEC Textiles & Machine Embroidery (Distinction); further qualifications include BSc (Hons) Computer Studies, Solent University and BSc (Hons) Architecture, University of Wales.
In 2013 Wendy and Elizabeth Saunders co-founded the textile/mixed media group, Visual Marks, with the aim of exhibiting several times a year.