These works are examples of what can be purchased at the Makers Workshop in Burnie in the next two days. Then some will come back to the studio. A few will replenish stock at On TRAK at the Visitors Centre in Sheffield on Thursday…. and of course you can contact me to order…all easy to post. Each is an original unique artwork, not reproductions/prints
All are original one off handpainted miniature artworks. I don’t use anything to restrict the flow of the dyes other than a little control with a hairdrier. I feel this way the works are always excitingly different. They are hard to part with but I am glad they give others pleasure. It is so nice to have something unique. With the way I work it is not possible to repeat one even if I wanted to
I have been immersed (not literally) in the lovely colours of silk dyes lately as I prepare for Tasmania’s big Craft Fair at Deloraine which is on in the first weekend of November. Each handpainted scarf has a matching big brooch which can act as a pin to hold the scarf in place or worn separately. the brooch on the blue scarf is an encaustic painting while the others are all original silk miniature paintings.
About the exhibition……. TOUCH… tactile experiences, textures, “touching” emotional experiences, keeping in touch……. there are many ways the term touch can be explored. What started as a look at creating textures in my paintings has grown into a wider exploration of “Touch”.
You are invited to the LAUNCH on SATURDAY 8th September at 2.30
Shown here are two of the works to be hung. The wave uses mixed media including collage to build up the range of textures experienced in rugged coastal areas. The semi abstracted landscape was painted in watercolour technique including the use of salt on beautiful, soft silk. Having done some computer art I strongly feel that the tactile experiences… the touch of the materials including the flow of brushstrokes….. is a critical element in my art experiences.
I had such a lovely day with 23 young people (primary school age) at Burnie Regional Art Gallery. I am impressed, as I am sure you will be, with the silk paintings they did. FANTASTIC!!!! We did not use gutta to draw shapes to fill in with colour. Instead I wanted them to Go with the Flow (title of the workshop) using the free flowing dyes in watercolour technique. They handled this well without muddying the colours. It is quite a challenge for young people who generally like an illustrative style. They all understood and I am proud of the way they approached the task and the results obtained. Each child chose one favorite of their 3 small paintings to mount into a card for a professional looking finished product.