Artist & Facilitator
I am a freelance artist based in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria in the North West of England. I have worked within the performing and fine arts for 20 years. Initally I worked within the theatre as a performer and on production. Then moving on to a street circus group that performed around the UK. I did my degree BA(hons) Fine Art at Uclan. For fifteen years I have collaborated with local arts organisations, worked on youth community projects and in schools running a variety of creative projects. I am currently a member of North Lonsdale Embroiderers Guild, Blue Tarn, a rural womens artists collective and Trident Textiles, based in Furness. I am always working on a variety of small scale projects including photography, textile and mixed media. Although my favourite thing is meeting and talking to interesting people!
Saturday, 22 May 2010
Its on at Forum 28 until the end of next week I think.
I have also started looking at the photos I had been taking of things around Barrow to see how I can ake work from them. I have made a new 'mock up' handbag using on the boats in the channel.
Wednesday, 12 May 2010
Link to Little Cumbria Monday Show
Link to Little Cumbria Tuesday Show
Link to Little Cumbria Wednesday Show
Link to Little Cumbria Thursday Show
Link to Little Cumbria Friday Show
I also attended the Embroidery Guild North West Regional Day in Manchester with fellow guilders. There were stalls selling a variety of goodies. Two speakers plus a committee guild update. Competitions and work to look at. The lunch was rather nice too. I really enjoyed it. I had to try and finish off some pictures for our guild exhibitions plus dig out some old ones. I did not manage to really do that as time was against me. I did find an old fashioned tree embroidery i did years ago but it did not go into the exhibition either. Below shows the lichen embroidery I had started, I also madel ime green lichen on water soluable fabric to go over the blue but got fed up!!