I've been busy working in my new studio and quite excited with some new developments. While sorting through old portfolios I came across some large paintings on paper that might find their way into some new work. It is surprising that over the last 15 years, I have revisited my love of blues and whites with textures in many different series of work. Most have been ice/Arctic inspired, but more recently I have been addressing global warming and sound. The Meltdown work you can see in the New Work part of this blog.
Although working at this time more in black and white, with limited colour, I am sure these images might find their way into some new pieces. Once I have a good jpg of any surface art, there are so many possibilities.
Lately, I have been exploring sound and silence with some pieces that are being developed for a new exhibition by Studio 21 called Chinese Whispers 14-27 October at South Hill Park near Bracknell,
Berkshire. http://www.studio21textileart.co.uk/ for details.
Some of the work is a collaboration with other members work, but primarily my work will follow sound 'marks' and inspiration from sound waves. I begin by working in paper with line, paint and imagery to resolve the composition on a small scale, then look at creating surfaces that will be eventually machine stitched. Here are some explorations so far.
Watch this space......
Stay tuned also for news of a SALE of quilting materials, books, embroidery cottons and threads at my home in Somerton, Somerset on the 2nd November. I have so much material accumulated over the years, it is the time to take stock (or eliminated some of it)... More information to come.
We're off to the Yorkshire Dales soon for a week (probably in the rain) .... some walking, site seeing
(to Bradford for the Hockney and 'Cloth and Memory' exhibitions), some reading....and hopefully creative time for sketching and sewing.
Thanks for reading.............