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William Smith
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Marie-Therese King

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Two for Joy



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

I create designs from my drawings which I translate into batik an ancient Indonesian art form involving layering wax and dye on cotton. I occasionally work to commission in batik and also for architectural sandblasted glass.
My starting point always comes from careful observation and drawing. I'm always trying to lighten my carbon footprint whilst wanting to share my love of the wildlife around us. You will find coastal birds, garden birds, butterflies, wild flowers and more in my work, I have an eye for detail and a love of colour and composition .

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

It's a vocation and something I'm very grateful for, being able to make a living with my creative skills. I'm passionate about teaching and run two holidays per year in Portugal.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

I'm a Batik artist inspired by the natural world, with a passion for British birds, bees and butterflies. Using this ancient Indonesian medium of layering wax and dyes on cotton. I also work with cyanotype and collage. My designs are sold as originals and prints on greeting cards, lampshades and giclee prints.

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

I'm a full time artist, this year focusing on a new body of batik work celebrating our beautiful natural world.

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

BA tons Degrees in multi disciplinary design.

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

Blue Ginger Gallery, Brook Street Pottery, The Nest
Barnsdale Gardens June 15-30 2024
Croome Court May 2024

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

The Nest, Barnsdale Gardens, Worcester CCC, Herefordshire Wildlife Trust, Shropshire Wildlife Trust, I sell my work on line from my website and through my Etsy shop.

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