Faye’s work takes inspiration from heritage textiles in the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Cloth Workers Museum and National Trust textiles. Her inspiration is predominantly derived from embroidered works from 16 th and 17 th century European and Asian textiles. The exuberance and delicacy of Eastern textiles is translated into panels which Faye works in mixed media, using oils on handmade paper which is resined or varnished.
Liz records the silence and resonance of the natural landscape. Returning from sketching and photographing in situ, she develops the memory of place which she then constructs into textile works in her studio. The quiet beauty of these places generates the presence to be found in her narratives and is interpreted by recurring motifs and techniques. The places recorded have hidden memories, intangible and ephemeral, Liz crafts these mementoes to take form in repeated slow stitching and machine embroidery as if securing them in permanent form.
Lynne exhibits silk paintings derived from subject matter close to her heart. As a volunteer guide at Peterborough Cathedral she has always found the beautiful 13 th century oak ceiling inspirational.
In preparation for her works on silk she uses her skills honed from her activities as an Urban Sketcher to record the mediaeval images. Thus the mystery of the images of the ancient artisans is translated into beautiful floating textiles. Lynne is the founder member of Peterborough Urban Sketchers and gives talks and inspires local groups to experience this activity for themselves.
Liz and Faye are exhibiting two pieces recently commissioned by ‘Art in the Heart’ gallery in Peterborough to celebrate their interpretations of the Pre Raphaelite painting of ‘Ophelia’ by John Everett Millais.
All three artists will be available for discussion groups, school visits and demonstrations. Please contact: Faye on 07795436454, Lynne on 07791304083 , Liz on 07974349736.
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