Artists at Headley Shop
Drawing, Painting, Mixed media
Experiment, keep looking, pay attention to detail, use colour ... actions like these run through my head when I paint. My landscapes are based on local scenes but are not limited to these as I take my sketchbook and camera with me wherever I go. I use a variety of media but mostly I work in acrylics.
Mixed media, Textiles
Although still enjoying the excitement and joy of glorious, brilliant colour, I find myself increasingly attracted by the landscape with its earthy colours and ever changing light. Seeking to portray this, I am exploring paint, print and other media whilst retaining an element of stitch.
Hand-dyed natural fabrics with free hand machine embroidery ('stitched sketching') continue as part of my work often extending into mixed media collages. I have been experimenting with abstract hand stitching in different colour and pattern combinations. My inspiration comes from places and events I visit. Part of this year's work was inspired by the music at Newbury Spring Festival.
An exploration of colour and line through architecture in the landscape have inspired my new paintings on silk. Recent work follows travels abroad, in particular to Spain - including Granada and the Alhambra. New hand-painted calligraphy-inspired silk scarves will also be on display.
Reflection - Serious thought or consideration given to ideas and opinions often involving Art and/or human destiny. Reverie is when ideas float in our minds without reflection or understanding.