Vivienne is a highly creative textile artist specialising in unique christian artwork.
She spends hours creating individual designs which involve drawing, painting and fabric applications. She loves the amazing results she can achieve in this way using a combination of dreamy thinking, followed by relaxed painting and frantic free machine stitching!
She is clearly influenced by her grandmother's love of fabrics and stitch; a lady who would often take her as a child to visit Altrincham market to buy fabric to make something special!
Dance is another influence in her work. Vivienne studied ballet and tap dancing, but later discovered her favourite style was flamenco - colourful, vibrant, emotional and exciting - traits which can be seen in much of her artwork.
More recently Vivienne has settled at the Old Smithy in beautiful rural Cheshire. This has enabled her to pursue her love of the outdoors - especially the beach, which has involved regular visits to nearby Rhosneigr - often with a bottle of Prosecco!
Life at the Old Smithy is usually busy with friends and family. Husband James, daughters Maddy and Georgie, plus animal residents Lord Bowdon (Black Labrador), Princess Molly (eccentric tortoiseshell cat) and occasional long-term visitor Archie the Adventurer (Golden Cocker Spaniel).
Vivienne is an active member of her local church St Alban's and her faith has been a key element in her work conveying both the bible and Jesus' life through art for all to share.
She also supports various charities including St Jerome's Children's Orphanage in Nakuru, Kenya and most recently, the Lunchbowl Network in Kibera, Nairobi.