Roanna Wells Overview Roanna Wells is a Sheffield, UK based fine-artist. “My practice is an intuitive expression of quiet order, subtle structure and collected detail, which is offset by a curiosity into the spontaneous and accidental marks or residues of nature, human interaction and the hand made process.” (Wells, nd a). Brushmark Series Some of … More Roanna Wells
Debbie Smyth Overview “Debbie Smyth is textile artist most identifiable by her statement thread drawings; these playful yet sophisticated contemporary artworks are created by stretching a network of threads between accurately plotted pins” (Smyth, nd a). Her work takes the thread pictures of the 70’s into exciting new directions. HiConnect X Soho Myriad, 2015, detail. … More Debbie Smyth
Hilary Ellis Overview Hillary Ellis has a BA in Fine Art and a MA in Printmaking. She works from her home studio in Kent, and exhibits in the UK and internationally (Ellis, nd a). Works Making links to my drawings and generating ideas for approaching work. How do I begin to choose works, when Ellis’ … More Hilary Ellis
Alison Carlier Overview Alison Carlier is a Dorking, UK, based artist who incorporates audio into her installations and drawing, and remarkably won the Jerwood Drawing Prize in 2014 for a purely audio ‘drawing (BBC, 2014), She is a Fine Art graduate of University of the Creative Arts (UCA). Works Making links to my drawings and … More Alison Carlier
Definitions A definition of textiles in the broadest sense: A textile is a material made of fibres. Micro-structure: fibres The first pre-requisite of my definition requires that a textile be made of fibres. Fibres is meant to encompass small threads or elongated pieces of any material. This can range from the traditional sources of fibre: … More What are textiles?
Louise Bourgeois Overview Parisian born Louise Bourgeois’ early career focussed on painting and printmaking, but turned to sculpture in the late 1940’s (MOMA, nd a). Over the following decades, her work was “alternating between forms, materials, and scale, and veering between figuration and abstraction became a basic part of Bourgeois’s vision, even while she continually … More Louise Bourgeois
When I happened across one of Australian artist Meredith Woolnough‘s amazing yellow Ginko thread sculptures on Pinterest last week, I knew I had to follow up. To my delight, I discovered that she has just published a book: BUY: Organic Embroidery It’s always instructive to peek at an artist’s process. The book begins with an … More Organic Embroidery by Meredith Woolnough