HELLO AND WELCOME!

I am a British artist, (and Londoner) working from my studio in West London.

My work is about words – the sound of them, the feel of them…

I tell ordinary stories about people in extraordinary ways. For instance, ‘Writing with a needle’ I hand stitch their handwriting on one of their garments or one of their ancestor’s and a story comes to life. 

I work mainly to commission and have collaborated with major brands to tell their story.

Every story has at its heart a person an essential truth waiting to be told. That’s what appeals to me as an artist, what connects us all as human-beings.

A narrative stitched in your own handwriting is as unique as your DNA, – for me, it’s as real as your personal voice.  So text and textile come together and a story lives for all time.

My national historic project : The Stitch Lives of London is like a modern-day Bayeux Tapestry where clothes, artefacts and garments, donated by Londoners are transformed into art works; a social commentary of who we are now, today in London.

WORKSHOPS

Stitches that Speak Volumes : Writing with a Needle, Chateau Dumas 29th July – 5th August 2017

EXHIBIT AND ENGAGE

The New Craftsmen & Burberry, Thomas Cafe, London 1st – 3rd December 2016

Education

Royal College of Art             MA Constructed Textiles mixed media

Roehampton Institute             BA (hons) Calligraphy and Bookbinding

 

Selected Exhibitions (group and solo)

The New Craftsmen, Mayfair, London

‘The Gallery of Words’: pop-up gallery of Rosalind Wyatt’s work sponsored by Grosvenor, Mayfair, London

LAPADA – Julia Korner Fine Art

Cote Living, Zurich

John Martin Gallery, London

Coombe Gallery, Dartmouth UK

Shirley Crowther Contemporary Art

Carina Haslam Art

Contemporary Applied Arts, London

Art in Action, Oxfordshire, UK

National Gallery, London

ICCF            NYC

A21 – International Art Exhibition, Haradano-Mori Museum, Kobe, Japan

 

Teaching/Lecturing/Speaking

Victoria and Albert Museum

BBC

Kew Gardens

St James Schools

The Training Partnership

The Great Festival of Creativity, Istanbul

Les Soeurs Anglaises

West Dean

Woman with a needle – Sante Fe

Papers

Text and Textile Centre, Jesus College Cambridge :‘Writing with a needle’ 2012

Publications 

Work published in ‘Text in Textile Art’ by Sara Impey, published by Batsford ISBN 978-1-84994-042-9