A Short History of Early Lace

Although we may now think of wedding dresses and lingerie, in the 17th century lace was not associated with either. And yet the 17th century was one of the heydays of lace. Lace was a relatively new thing in the…

Lace in Fashion

The Fashion Museum in Bath has an exhibition on titled ‘Lace in Fashion’. If you know anything about my work you would have guessed I had to go and see this one. What bigger and more interesting topic could there…

Painting Lace

Painting lace is an everlasting challenge. Not ever will I manage to perfectly suggest its refinement, transparency, softness, crispness and beauty. But I will keep trying and explore different approaches and develop various techniques. I can at least try to…

Threads of History

How can textiles from the past have meaning today? How does authenticity play a role in my work (or not)? A few months ago I was asked to join in a corporate event. Together with curators from various big London museums, we…

Collecting Lace

I have always liked painting textures as realistically as I could. To be able to paint water or the texture of stones, feathers, skin or hair offers endless technical challenges, each different on its own. Along the way I developed…

The 10 Best Lace Paintings

Who are the best lace painters in history? I am not sure I can answer that question but I do look into art history to find inspiration for my own work. When I focus on painted lace I automatically end…