Born in Truro, Cornwall, Vivien attended the Redruth Art School before achieving a teaching certificate at Canterbury. From there she studied textiles and psychology at the University of Georgia, USA.
Living and working in Cornwall, she receives many commissions for her intuitive patterns that are ultimately translated into needlework and textile pieces - either for display or for use as jackets, scarves, wraps, etc. As she comments there can be five or six separate processes to a finished piece of work, and she has developed her own style of dyeing embroidery which make her work distinctive in colour, texture and design.
Textiles, embroidery, dyeing, painting on silks, velvets, etc.
works and access
Many group craft shows including Trelowarren, RIC, Penlee House, Trelissick
Open Studios Cornwall 2012
62 Group of Textile Artists
Cornwall Crafts Association
misc further info
Exh Cat: 20 Years of Contemporary Art at Falmouth Art Gallery 1980-2000