My artwork combines my training in art and design with the ancient art of felt-making. I use the wool to 'paint', the needle felting to refine the detail, the sewing for the drawn line and embellish with hand embroidery. I combine skies, landscapes and flowers to create a final piece that is a rich and impressionistic portrayal of the colourful floral world.
I make art about place, evoking memories, capturing a mood, experimenting and getting lost in the creative moment.
On moving to Stroud with its rich history in the woollen trade, I became interested in using wool and needle felt as a medium for expression.
I paint with wool allowing the layers and textures to evolve and grow into 3D relief.
As a child I always loved fabric and as an adult I have been interested in creating pictures using layered fabric, applique, needle felting and hand stitching with a variety of yarns. Sometimes I use collage or mixed media. I am mainly self taught but completed a year textiles with the O.C.A. and have exhibited in "Art Weeks" Oxfordshire and twice with "Open Studios" in Stroud.
Stroud Digital Artist and published cartoonist. February 2020 Lockdown and with time on my hands I’ve created over hundred digital collages. Created from vintage comic covers, old newspaper articles, hieroglyphs, geometric religious symbolism and a little bit of magic. Follow me via my Facebook page @comicartbyblzbob for weekly instalments of my cartoon strip and my latest digital collage.
Wedad is half Jordanian half Polish, and always felt torn between two worlds. Through her art, she creates her own “nationality“. Her paintings focus on the play of lights and shadow, trying to present unique beauty amongst the ugliness. She is inspired by the human body and its beauty, always striving to present it as an integral entirety with spirit and soul - a full package of expression.
Jane is a painter and textile artist. Her paintings are predominantly watercolour or gouache, focussing on the natural world. She has attended courses in Botanical Art to hone her skills in colour matching and blending enabling her to produce an accurate likeness. She is a bobbin lace maker, designer and teacher who creates Art Lace as well as more traditional items.
I am a Stroud based artist and am pleased to be a member of The Thursday Group and Stroud Pottery as I like to work alongside other artists. Last year I made some large collages and some very satisfactory ceramic forms. This year my focus is on producing work that allows me to tell a story, using ceramics, the book form and printing.
I have been making and exhibiting my work all my life, I’m now 77 and very limited in what I can do but I’d like to support you. I have always done figurative work in various mediums, currently felt soft sculpture. For many years I was on the Craft Council’s Index of Makers, and in the 1980’s I had work bought by several museums.
Diane Young is a painter turned printmaker inspired by nature. She creates lively animal art and prints, which often suggest storyline & humour. Collagraph printmaking is now her main focus; creating textural printing plates, inking them up and hand pulling them through a printing press to transfer to dampened paper. Sometimes the prints are further worked into by hand adding watercolour or gold leaf and collage.
My inspiration comes from the world around me, and my resources are gathered from remnant, discarded and recycled materials. The range of textures and colours made possible through the medium of textiles is endless, and the more experienced I become, the more I fall in love with the creativity that this medium has to offer.