This Italian village warms the soul in so many ways; through the generocity and welcome of the inhabitants plus the radiating temperatures in the summer months.  My heart is pulled back there again and again.

The scene takes you up and through a narrow back street, as the sun starts to set and the buildings radiate their glow.  The village children clustered round me as I drew - desperate to get involved!

I'm interested in stitch as drawing, as painting, as contemporary mark making.  Here colours and threads entwine and mix  - I liken this to Impressionism, it's tactile pointillism!

Free machine embroidery on heavy wool: this contemporary textile artwork responds to time and place.  I work directly from drawings of a scene, an occasion/happening.  It's a moment in time, a moment in light that catches my attention and I am compelled to sew.  You can see the original drawing in the gallery of images.


This piece is part of '50@50' a collection of work I produced to celebrate my 50th year in 2019 - first exhibited at Timeless Textiles [Newcastle, Australia] and then at Helmsley Arts Centre [Yorkshire, UK] The latter solo show sadly cut short by the current situation.

Textile piece approx 22cm wide - surface mounted/floated on 30 x 30cm mount board [soft white] I have lovely Limed Ash Box frames available for this piece £50, use the drop down menu to select this option

Signed and titled & there's a signed Certificate of Authenticity on the reverse.

Warm Village

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