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Sarah Davidson: Textiles and illustration

Sarah Davidson: Textiles and illustration
Sarah Davidson has a background in illustration, which plays a prevalent role in the creation of her distinctive style of textile art. Her work fuses modernism and nostalgia to great effect. Having graduated with First Class Honours from Cleveland College of A ...

Nike Schroeder: Drawing without a pen

Nike Schroeder: Drawing without a pen
Berlin-based artist Nike Schroeder creates two distinct types of work; breathtakingly beautiful embroidered illustrations and more abstract work, using threads to emulate the appearance of dripping paint. Much of her figurative work examines the idealized bea ...

10 tips for writing your artist statement

10 tips for writing your artist statement
No matter the medium, from textiles to fashion photography, one skill an artist needs to perfect is that which truly connects the work to their intended audience: The artist statement. Many artists have significant problems when it comes to talking or writing ...

Debbie Smyth: Inspired by memories

Debbie Smyth: Inspired by memories
Textile artist Debbie Smyth is best known for her incredible large-scale thread drawings which beautifully blur 2D and 3D work. Since establishing her practice in 2009 Debbie has worked with many high profile clients both nationally and internationally includi ...

Corinne Young: Embroidered assemblages

Corinne Young: Embroidered assemblages
Artist Corinne Young’s interest in textiles emerged at a young age making clothes for her dolls and herself when she was around 9 or 10. She later went on to study a City & Guilds in Fashion Design before completing a BA (Hons) Textile Design at Bradford ...

A technique for producing ideas

A technique for producing ideas
A technique for producing ideas by James Webb Young “Creativity is not a talent. It is a way of operating.” John Cleese Whether we’re already accomplished artists or just at the start of our creative journey – one thing is for sure – we’ll all hit ...

How to sell art on Facebook

How to sell art on Facebook
Facebook is primarily a social network; it wasn’t created with direct selling in mind. We’ve all ‘un-liked’ pages because we felt we were being hard-sold to on a daily basis and were receiving no real benefit in return for our patience. ...

5 urban textile artists

5 urban textile artists
A growing trend for urban textile art is now being recognised as a worldwide international craft movement. Temporary in its nature this art form makes a statement that goes beyond being just decorative, reclaiming and personalising sterile public spaces. Bring ...

Sarah Symes: A self-discovered process

Sarah Symes: A self-discovered process
The much-travelled artist Sarah Symes lived in London, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Vancouver before settling in Ottawa with her husband. Sarah studied Architecture at the prestigious University College London before training and working as a Graphic Designe ...

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