Explorations in Colour
For the last year or two, I've been using paint and collage to develop my sense of colour, shape and pattern. Below are some of my "colour field studies" in acrylic paint and pastel. I enjoy the "brushiness" and soft edges I can achieve with paint, something not so easy to do with cloth. This series uses a 6-colour palette, and a 10" x 10" format.
Explorations in Shape
The medium of acrylic collage lends itself well to playing with shape. Below are some from my "Touchstone" series, most measuring 10 x 10. A grouping of 15 of these pieces took a Best Body of Work Award at the Hudson Artists show, Fall 2016. One piece was purchased by the Stewart Hall Gallery, Fall 2016, a 20 x 20 in the series was juried into a group show at a Montreal gallery, and four 10 x 10's were accepted into Articulation 2017 at the Viva Vida Gallery in Pte-Claire.
Explorations in Colour, Shape and Pattern
Continuing with paint and collage, my "Orange & Blue" series builds on previous work. These studies are a means of developing abstract imagery. Again, a 10" x 10" format.
Translating Paint and Collage to Cloth
These three pieces, each 24" x 24", are inspired by smaller collages. They feature hand-dyed cotton, commercially-printed cotton, paint and stitch.
Series in Hand-dyed Linen
I made thirteen 24 x 24's in this series, featuring my own hand-dyed linen. Techniques include machine-piecing, and machine- and hand-embroidery. One was accepted into the Stewart Hall Sales and Rental Collection and Show, 2017, another won an Honourable Mention at the Hudson Artists Spring Show, 2018, and all were displayed at Galérie Carlos in 2018.