‘A Mother’s Love’


This is the original artwork of the card and print by the same name. In this piece I have changed the background to one of apple blossom symbolising the flowering of the mother’s love for her cub. Imagine watching this encounter! What a privilege it would be to observe wild creatures showing such love. You would freeze, hold your breath, hardly able to believe what you are seeing. And when you move on, it is with a lighter heart, and a sense of having touched the edges of a secret world.
With this portrait I encourage you to feel awe and wonder at the world all around us, above us, below us. To stop and pause and be more aware, to open your eyes and really see, and feel the joy that seeing brings. As John Muir says, ‘I only went out for a walk… for going out, I found, was really going in.’
Please note, I have entered this artwork in a competition so it won’t be for sale until the end of May. Please contact me if you are interested in buying. Thanks!


This piece of textile art is created by layering up many small pieces of fabric to create interesting effects and textures. These are stuck in place and then sewed over using my sewing machine. I use a technique called free motion stitching where I draw with the threads, and in this case, as I draw with threads over the little pieces of fabric the edges ruffle and become frayed creating beautiful textures and effects. I use the fabrics as you would use paint, each little piece is like a brushstroke, another piece of the whole work. All the fabrics I use are offcuts and unwanted bits and pieces that are too small for other creative people to use, so they donate them to me!


  • Picture size: 8 inch x 8 inch
    Picture with frame: 13 inch x 13 inch
  • Materials: fabric, cotton thread, wooden frame handmade in Ireland

Postage and Packaging: extra.

Ireland: 12eur
UK/Europe: 18eur
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Dimensions 33.5 × 33.5 cm