Artwork for Martha Palmer-Fosberry
An Ocean & a Rock
Ripping off the Red Shoes
Drawing experience from my time as a theatre designer, my work uses textiles, vintage letterpress, found objects, and illustrations to capture stories both personal and those drawn from mythology, literature, and poetry. I am deeply inspired by storytelling and enjoy capturing a deep sense of longing, romance, and nostalgia in my work.
Forging a path as an artist has not been a smooth one. Being a mother of two young girls and a business owner, prioritising my personal creative practice has long been at the bottom of the list. As my children grow I have come to realise the vital role my own personal creative connection plays in being a positive and fulfilled parent to my children. The powerful act of living an authentic life connected to what brings you joy is no small message to the women of tomorrow, in this case, my daughters. Being an artist to me is a connection to a deeper sense of inner knowing and finding peace and freedom in the telling of stories and creation of objects that are meaningful and loved by others. Taking part in H-Art this year is the first small step towards placing a sense of value in my work, ensuring that I celebrate my gifts and honor them by prioritising my creative practice, without fear of failure or judgment. My hope is that the ripple effect of this will in some way enable others to do the same; paying forward the energy of self-value, bringing with it a promise of hope for other artists struggling to take the time to value their gifts.
I am a mixed-media artist, theatre maker, and creative storyteller.
Wearable Art Maker
Currently working assisting with creative workshops at inclusive puppet theatre company, About Face. www.aboutfacetheatre.co.uk
Artist in residence at Joy & Wonder Makers Studio, Bastion Mews, Hereford.
1st class degree with honors in design for the stage from London Met 2007 - 2010
BTEC Textiles - Hereford Art College 2002 - 2004
Joy & Wonder Makers Studio, Bastion Mews, Hereford.