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Julie Owen

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Artwork for Julie Owen

Church door



How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

I believe in working sustainably and use recycled and repurposed materials whenever I can. I am currently using textiles and painted images in abstracts and portraiture

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

To explore using stitch to convey an image with a concept that is thought provoking.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

I am primarily a hand stitcher. I use a variety of techniques of hand and machine, applique, felting, quilting. I paint on fabrics. I am also a painter of landscape and abstracts in gouache and acrylics.

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

Workshops and talks about my work. Commissioned work includes a set of wall hangings for a Church and some bookbinding.

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

Started on an Access to arts course at Malvern, then City and Guilds in hand embroidery.
Various workshops at Bath Textile Summer School

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

Theatr Twm o'r Nant, Denbigh.

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