Reflections of nature and wildlife created using my palette of wools and textiles
I am a full-time artisan felter and teacher based in south Lincolnshire. I spent half of my life in America and moved back to the UK in 2009. I graduated from university in 2003 with a Bachelor in Fine Arts and Early Childhood Education. My background is watercolour painting plus all types of crafting when I was younger. I apply lots of different techniques to felting and I find that the medium works well for all different types of art. I have been working creatively with felt for over fourteen years using a variety of wet and dry felting techniques.
My original artwork pieces have over 50 fine layers of wool and other textural pieces to add depth and realism. I have always been inspired by nature and wildlife and love to see how much detail I can create using wool. The pieces I create now are very similar to the watercolour paintings I created when I was younger. I have my artwork professionally photographed now so that I can offer giclee prints. I also use those graphics to design gifts with such as cushions, glass worktop savers, mugs and coasters.
Rutland Open Studios Art Trail 2023 exhibition address:
The Allman Gallery, Victoria Hall, 39 High Street, Oakham LE15 6AH
Dates: 16 - 17 September
Time: 10am - 4pm
Exhibiting at the same venue from 12 - 23 September, 10AM to 4PM
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