Artwork for Barbara Shaw
Stitched Portrait of Paul Thomas
By the Sea
My artwork is an impression of what I see and experience. Subjects include portraits, landscapes, town and village life, architecture, buildings, flora and fauna and still life's. Having recently moved to Herefordshire I am enjoying exploring this rural county with inspiration for my art around every corner.
Being an artist is my way of understanding the world and sharing it with others. Pictures speak a thousand words and dialogue does not convey what I feel.
I create art in textiles by handstitching together many carefully chosen scraps of fabric. I call myself a textile artist as from a distance my work resembles painted pictures.
I am a self-taught textile artist and have developed my own distinctive style of working. I have exhibited in Museums and Galleries including The Oxford Museum of Natural History and a piece of my work was hung in an exhibition in Parliament. I have also been Artist-in-Residence at 2 National Trust Properties; I was filmed for 'Junk Rescue', a CBeebies programme which was aired in 2019 and I subsequently invited to take part in the BBC Summer Social where the Junk Rescue team and I gave workshops to over 400 children,.
h.Art 2021 Old Chapel Gallery, Pembridge, Herefordshire
h.Art 2022 Paul's Metalwork, Kingstone, Herefordshire
Oil & Oak, 3 Castle Street, Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire HR3 5DF
Old Chapel Gallery, East Street, Pembridge, Herefordshire HR6 9HB
Timothy Hawkins Gallery 14 Church Street, Hereford HR1 2 LR