Last year I received an invitation from Varda residency to apply for a spot. It seems this residency only accepts artists on invitation. What intrigued me was the residency takes place on an old famous houseboat called SS Vallejo on which many famous artists, authors,...


I went for my third residency to MAWA in Winnipeg, Canada in June 2018. I applied for this residency through an open call. MAWA offers a private apartment free of cost to the invited artists. I was 1 of the lucky 4 female artists to be selected out of 54 applicants fro...


 This piece was inspired by a visit to a Japanese salt factory.


During my residency in Japan I wanted to work on a project influenced by the places I visited there. I do embroidery on images printed on canvas but this time I wanted to combine my embroidery with painting. I packed 5 small canvases, painting and embroidery materials....

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