Artwork for Christine Benson
This Is Me!
Producing emotive abstract images, specialising in using hand dyed silk & natural fibres. Layers of these fragile materials create surfaces further enhanced with sensitive stitch often so intensely worked, that the stitch becomes an integral part of the whole fabric. My use of these tenuous materials gives them a strength that is both symbolic and complete.
My work comes from within, it is my visual response to a sense of place and the natural world, and integrates my love of music, history and poetry.
Textile Artist/Maker and Tutor
Work from my own studio. Continues as an independent tutor.
In 2016 set up a new course 'In Conversation' with Christine Benson, this became The Calamanco Textile Group aimed at the textile artist who has a passion for developing their own work and style under Christine's mentorship.
City & Guilds Embroidery & Design. PGCE teaching mature students. Devised courses, workshops, Masterclasses using her experience, knowledge and methods to inspire students. Throughout Christine continued to develop and refine her own unique style and techniques.
Great Whitley Art Exhibition. Worcestershire Guild of Designer Craftsmen. Weavers Gallery Ledbury. The Fold Brandsford. Minerva Arts Centre Llanidloes
direct contact with the artist.