Susan Darby / mixed media and contemporary textile
With a career encompassing fashion design and lecturing in art, design and fashion, Susan is now further developing her interests through experimental textiles. Although she has always had a deep interest in textiles, only recently has she had the opportunity to explore this field and widen her interests by taking a more personal perspective.
She has always been inspired by the contrasts found in the natural world and within diverse cultures. Now through her drawings, photographs and other inspirations gleaned from her more recent experiences, she is able to use her observations and develop pieces through different media. Her experimental and evolving work combines a wide range of media rendered in a non-traditional textile manner. This approach to her designs reveals her love of line and movement whilst embracing a passion for colour and texture.