This piece is currently being exhibited at the Quilt National Exhibition at the Dairy Barn Art Centre in Ohio, US. As I was not able to attend in person, I am looking forward to purchasing the book with all the other works in it when it is published. This quilt is for sale.
The piece has come about through a lot of thinking and experimentation with abstract landscapes. I have been wanting to get more ‘loose’ in my work and embarked an online course with a wonderful UK abstract landscape painter/ceramist Lewis Noble. Lewis takes his inspiration directly from being in the landscape and reacting in that space, making painterly sketches and gestural marks. He then uses this material back in his studio to make more resolved works.Although my work is a lot more representative than of Lewis’s, I found the process really helped me to get the feeling of being out in the landscape.
Hand painted and printed cottons, tulle, appliqued and free-motioned stitched.
Please see the October 2022 blog for more process details.