kites creates the challenge of combining shape, colour and balance with aerodynamics.
There is great satisfaction to be gained from seeing the product of months
of designing and constructing, floating in a gentle breeze on a backdrop of
an endless blue sky.
have been exploring the remarkable world of kites for over 35 years. This passion
has enabled me to travel across the world, flying kites, presenting lectures
and meeting some very hospitable people with whom I have been able to share
their traditions, culture and their kite flying stories.
Our travelling with kites during the last few years has included USA, Malaysia, India, Thailand, Borneo, Canada, Norway, Kazakhstan, France, Germany and Italy.
I was the guest kite artist at the Maryland Kite Society Winter Kitemaking Retreat, DC, 2017 and also the invited international flier at the Washington State International Kite Festival, Long Beach, 2017.
kites - top: Metropolis Genki; centre: Celtic Spirit; below: Sky Dancer, applique and hand painted.