I have never had any problems finding inspiration whilst living in Cornwall, it seems like everywhere I look or go inspiration is rife. To the extent that I have sketchbooks filled with designs, sketches and notes, all ready for me to turn into textile art.
I truly believe that my best works are those evoked through memories and from real experiences that I integrate into my art and bring back to my studio to work from. For me working from my observations allows me to integrate all of nature's details, the individual characters of creatures and their movements, making each piece of art truly unique. Even though I have sketchbooks full I still love venturing outside whether it be on the wild, untouched moors or the just outside my back door. Wildlife is everywhere if you create a home for it, from the smallest insect hiding in the warmth of the long grass, to our feathered friends that dominate the skies. I will go to any lengths to find inspiration, which often finds me in s...
The Pilchards are getting closer so are getting larger with more detailing. It is surprising how long it has taken to paint these few! Though I should be able to move onto the embroidered fish tomorrow.
A young pup seal happily sits basking in the warmth of the midday sun, listening to the gentle sound of surf hitting the sandy shore. To its dismay, it feels the touch of the fresh, cold spring tide caressing its back. Too lazy and too comfortable to move it decides that perhaps the tide has reached its height and will gently flow back. Then suddenly, a periodic wave comes crashing over its head, soaking the poor the pup, its face says it all!