MediaPainting, Textile Art
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Artist's StatementI am a mixed media textile and watercolour artist and a collector of vintage, time worn preloved textiles and haberdashery. Reuse and repurpose , adding found objects ( buttons, rusty metal and nature finds) to my work. Using a slow stitch approach I create a diverse array of textile art and decorative items , heavily influenced by my love of wild flowers and nature .
I am constantly inspired by the subtle variations of colour found within vintage linens and lace and their time worn imperfections. Using the tiniest pieces of fabrics to create my work .
Painting with my needle using traditional techniques I hand embroider to create my one off detailed and intricate pieces of textile art . Whether it is a picture or scrapy rag patches ( to be used for broaches, decorate clothing , lavender bags or just to have and love).
As a sustainable organic gardener I love to experiment with the use of natural and botanical dyes and paint . The beautiful subtlety of the colours created adding depth and beauty to my work.
My watercolours are also express my love of nature depicting, gardens , flowers, and landscapes.
Art StyleExpressionistic, Representational, Traditional
Art SubjectsAbstract, Landscape, Floral, Nature
Art Materialswatercolour, pencil, embroidery, paper, recycled, cotton
Caroline Purvis's Portfolios
Embroidered Textile Art
Mixed media textile art using vintage, timeworn preloved fabrics and haberdashery incorporating miscellaneous found objects.
Hand stitched broaches using vintage textiles and embellished with found objects and haberdashery
Hand stitched vintage fabric art books
Landscapes , flowers and houses, garden designs