Shelly Perkins
Shelly Perkins
Harbour by Lorenzo Gavarini
Lorenzo Gavarini
William Smith
William Smith
Catherine Van Giap - fish panel
Catherine Van Giap
Jill Crowther
Jill Crowther

Helen Crawford

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Artwork for Helen Crawford

Bluebell Moon Magic

Autumn Dance

Misty Glow

Green Light

Autumn Light

Sunshine and Shadows

Sea Song

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

I draw and photograph to catch memories of the light, colour, textures and atmospheric qualities of favourite woodlands, hillsides and wild coastlines. I transform my sketchbook ideas into finished textiles and paintings, using a variety of media, including hand dyed silk papers, painted felts, machine stitch, and collage.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

Art is an immensely important part of my life. Through my art work in textiles and mixed media paintings, I can express my abiding love of the natural world . Favourite landscapes near and far, woodlands, special trees, wild shorelines, bluebell vistas, all feature in my sketchbooks and finished works.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

Textiles and mixed media

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

I divide my creative time between drawing on location, and working in my studio. I demonstrate silk paper making techniques during open studio events.
Visitors are very welcome to view my work by appointment.

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

Fine Art and Textiles during teacher training
City and Guilds Embroidery Part1 and 2 at Malvern Hills College
HNC Stitched Textiles at GlosCAT
Various mixed media courses at Malvern Hills College 1990s to 2021

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

2023: H-Art Open Studios week
Far Open Art Trail, Open studio
Dean Heritage Centre, Far Open group exhibition
Weavers Gallery, Ledbury, Poetry Festival Textile Exhibition
2022: H-Art Open Studios week
H-Art Open Studios Christmas Exhibition
Far Open Art Trail
Weavers Gallery Ledbury, Poetry Festival Exhibition, The Lost Words
Secret Gallery Threads of Colour
2021: H-Art Open Studios, St Mary's Parish Church, Ross-on-Wye
Far Open at 7Q Gallery, Chepstow
Christmas Exhibition, Secret Gallery Newent
Weaver's Gallery, Ledbury Poetry Festival Exhibition, Lost Landscapes

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

Ledbury Books and Maps- cards
Weavers Gallery during Ledbury Poetry Festival

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