I was happy to be invited to have a solo exhibition during July August and September at the Minerva Gallery in Llanidloes, Wales and it was super to see my Arctic and Beyond work all in one place.
The whole body of work began with my trip to Arctic Canada in 1998 to visit the Inuit seamstresses in Baker Lake. Seeing this textile did take me back to a wonderful inspirational trip. It created and interest in ice, snow, and glaciers that I continue to constantly revive.
I can't forget the Festival of Quilts and I was busy there for several days, judging and helping on the Art Textiles Made in Britain stand. Our show was called 'Identity' and was very well received (if I do say so myself) I may have shared these photos, but here they are again.
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Taking a holiday in France in September was a chance to relax before the Somerset Open Studios.
I took part (with a painter, printmaker friend Vera Sheaf) in my home gallery/studio space for two weeks. It was my first venture and it was very interesting to meet non textile people. All of the work on show was new, smaller framed pieces based on the flooding earlier this year on the Somerset Levels. This is a theme that is developing into a larger body of work. Many of the smaller piece were developed from collographs that were manipulated, painted and finally transferred onto cloth for machine stitching.
The above pieces were also at the South West Textile Group exhibition of 'Pathways' at the Ilminster Art Centre for most of this month.
That brings me up to current work....
Watch this space..
More developements from the Somerset Level floods are being done now.
Thanks for reading and will try and organise my blog time better in the future.