Delphinium study 2023. Private Collection
Welcome to my newsletter.
A flash of beautiful blues captured in my painting of a delphinium are a reminder of summer days in the studio. The watercolour and ink study was created for the ‘Open Studio’ show as part of the Oxfordshire Artweeks in May.
Shades of blue sing out from the Commissions page of my website too, read about the ‘Midnight flora’ embroidered choker, which featured in the last Newsletter.
Artwork and embroidery have always intertwined in my studio world. The free-style approach to creating an image on paper can enrich the flow of ideas for embroidery works. Or simply be a catalyst for a colour story of fabric, threads and beads, like the ‘Midnight flora’ commission.
As winter approaches so begins a challenging project to keep me busy in the studio until the spring: cataloguing my textile archive of sketches, samples and finished works, next year marks 50 years since I was inspired to start stitching professionally in 1974! Perhaps this plunge into the archives might influence another publication or an exhibition; I hope to show some pieces in my ‘Open Studio’ event in 2024.
Enjoy a backward glance with a few images chosen from past decades (see below).