Creator of unique, hand stitched, textile art...
Touchable Textile Art: When was the last time you wanted to touch a painting or photograph? Did you have an urge to run your hand over the artwork and feel the texture? With textile artwork, much like sculpture and woodcarvings, this is one of the first reactions clients have to my artwork. They want to feel the texture of the hand stitching, feel the fabric, get closer to the piece. Viewers are naturally drawn into textile art and it is a great addition to any art collection.
My web site is a continually changing work in progress focusing on textile artwork. It is updated at least weekly with new exhibition information, new artwork, and new hand dyed fabrics. Several Book projects are also being completed each year with "An Artist's Journey" series' first book released November of 2012. Book 2 of the series was released April of 2013. A book about my 2013 artist residency in Canada, Quetico: An Artist's Experience is now available worldwide online at Amazon.com and brick and mortar book stores as of September 30, 2013. The artwork, Quetico: New Day...Day's End, created after the residency, can be seen on the Textile Commissions page.
The image shown above is a detail shot of Stepping Stones completed in February 2014. A complete write up about this work, as well as several other new pieces, can be seen on the Textile Wall Art section under the page Textile Gallery. As a textile artist, new and exciting experiments are always in process. Be sure to check back often for updates on what is happening in my art quilt studio.
Color Palette Inspiration:
Exhibitions and Representation:
I am currently represented by the Busacca Gallery in San Francisco, California. A selection of my artwork is available for purchase from them via their online gallery or you can arrange with Mark Busacca, founder of Busacca Gallery, to view my artwork in the gallery on Hyde Street.
I am pleased to announce that as of July 2011 I am also represented by Xanadu Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona which is run by owner J. Jason Horejs.
My textile artwork can also be purchased worldwide via the Saatchi Online web site.
Beginning in February of 2011, my artwork will also be available for lease through the Art Rent and Lease company in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Founding manager, Lisa Powell can help you select from several different mediums, including textile artwork, to enhance your art program. Art Rent and Lease has over 3,000 artworks available for consideration.
To see a short video discussing my series work in 2010 and the benefits of being part of a Visioning group , check out my YouTube video here.
Commissions and Works in Progress:
There are several new series that are unfolding in the Works in Progress section. Please check back often as changes will be occurring frequently on many of the pages each week. There is plenty of information here to explore throughout the web site.
As new web site pages are designed, they will be available for immediate viewing. Clicking on any of the menu links on the left will unfold sublinks to pages with various series work, exhibition history, multiple textile galleries, commissions, and additional services that I currently offer.
My artwork is also available for purchase through my Gallery site by clicking on the link or selecting the Acquire link by each available artwork. Payments are made through Paypal so your credit card and banking information is totally secure.
The textile artwork that is not currently out on exhibition, can be scheduled for a private viewing in my studio. Please remember that this is a working studio so advance notice is required. By special request, I have taken pieces to clients homes and offices for viewing, but only when travel expenses are covered.
For those familiar with traditional quilt size conventions, you will notice that all of the sizes listed for my work has the height first and then the width. Quilt shows usually list the width first and then the height. Listing the height first and then the width is the customary size conventions used for fine artwork such as paintings and drawings which are displayed on walls. I have utilized this size convention here so that there is consistantcy in my web site, that matches the fine art exhibitions that my work currently fits into.
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I am looking forward to hearing from you!