Travelling around a small part of France, examples of street art started to catch my eye. There were sculptures, paintings, installations, graffiti and yarn bombing Some were bizarre, some beautiful but all were engaging, reminding me that art is everywhere.
In Rennes, an artist has dotted the city with fake radishes- just for fun!
Everywhere around us, wherever we go, artists embellish and enrich our environment, making us pause to admire, consider and question. Encouraging all of us to engage with and participate in artistic activity. These creative gestures, hasty or considered, commissioned or unauthorised make me pause and savour the place, connecting further with my surroundings.
I am a professional textile artist specializing in Appliqué and Free Motion machine stitching. In order to create a unique colour palette, I hand dye my own fabrics and then use these to create the landscapes and coastal scenes recorded in my sketchbook.
I often incorporate recycled or vintage fabrics in my work - they add meaning to the story the work is telling.
I love being so close to the Northumbrian coast and countryside and I especially like taking time walk and draw these stunning landscapes
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