Artwork for Helen Crawford
Sunshine and Shadows
Bluebell Moon Magic
Dreaming of the Light
I draw and photograph to catch memories of the light, colour, forms and atmospheric qualities of favourite woodlands, hillsides and wild coastlines. I transform my sketchbook ideas into finished textiles and paintings, using a variety of media, including hand dyed silk papers, painted felts, machine stitch, and collage.
Art is an immensely important part of my life. Through my artworks in textiles and mixed media, I am free to express my abiding love of the natural world . Woodlands, special trees, wild shorelines, bluebell vistas, landscapes near and far, all feature in my sketchbooks and finished works.
Textiles and mixed media
I divide my creative time between drawing on location, and working in my studio. I demonstrate silk paper making techniques during open studio events.
I welcome visitors to see my work by appointment.
Fine Art and Textiles during teacher training
City and Guilds Embroidery Part1 and 2 at Malvern Hills College
HNC Stitched Textiles at GlosCAT
Various mixed media courses at Malvern Hills College 1990s to 2021
2022: H-Art Open Studios week September
H-Art Open Studios Christmas Exhibition
Far Open Art Trail
Weavers Gallery Ledbury, Poetry Festival Exhibition, The Lost Words
Secret Gallery Threads of Colour
2021: H-Art Open Studios, St Mary's Parish Church, Ross-on-Wye
Far Open at 7Q Gallery, Chepstow
Christmas Exhibition, Secret Gallery Newent
Weaver's Gallery, Ledbury Poetry Festival Exhibition, Lost Landscapes
2020: Take 4 Gallery, Ledbury, Awakening