Richly stitched machine embroidered textiles that explore qualities of light, colour and texture observed in land, sea and sky.
Carol studied at Goldsmiths Art School. Following a career in lecturing, she now works as a freelance artist. She creates richly textured, undulating landscapes, and more recently, abstract sea and skyscapes, by using her sewing machine as a tool for drawing and painting. Her award -winning textiles have been exhibited widely in the UK, in the USA at SOFA in Chicago and Santa Fe, and across Europe, including Art Expo Milan. She is also represented by Primavera Gallery in Cambridge, and in Oct 2018 she was the Craft Council's selected member of the week. She says- Intensive, continual stitching changes the base fabric from a flat surface to one that moves and undulates with its own unique quality. The sculptural qualities in larger works, and loops and textures caused by tension and thread changes are an integral part of the process. I find that this technique gives me a more painterly approach to textile art. Drawing freely with the sewing machine needle provides the marks a paintbrush or pencil would make, and the richly coloured threads offer a wide and exciting palette.
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