I am an artist living and working in Bradford, West Yorkshire. I have drawn and painted most of my life and have worked in textiles ever since my children started refusing to wear the appliqué clothes I made them. Now in my sixties I am devoting organised time and effort to building my art practice. I welcome commissions. firstname.lastname@example.org
This is my third unit 9 exhibition in South Square Thornton and writing this statement for the exhibiton felt like a continuing conversation I am having with myself, always in the hope that other people will butt in.
I am still interested in the relationship between content and technique. When I am painting in waterco -lour - flowers or life drawing - I am always trying for a likeness, an accurate or at least approximate representation,
but as soon as I move into fabric I start to concentrate on the surface -the opacity or transparency of the fabric- the shine of the stitching and cease to worry about representation; for example I don't really mind whether the camelia branch looks like a camelia branch because I have really enjoyed old fashioned stitching with a shiny surface that shifts with the light.
I have added one more cloud picture - the show was entitled 'Clouds, Flowers and one Face'. This one is called 'Above Grassington'