Translating images of my Cam Valley surroundings into batiks on cloth. Shelagh 'goes with the flow' of the fluid lines that only Batik can produce, using hot wax in a traditional 'tjantingâ'(pen) to build shape and form that 'resists' the vibrant dyes applied in layers. Her inspiration comes mainly from her Coal Canal Basins' surroundings, each batik image giving individual significance to the inhabitants and landscape. Batik builds from light to dark, emphasising the the subject's form- swans, ducks, and frogs in their ever changing landscape. Seasons follow predictable rhythms: at the Basins there is drama and surprise backed by dramatic skies and strong shadows offering endless opportunities for interpreting line, colour and tone.