Mixed Media, Mosaics, Textile
Modern society has presented us with a huge variety of materials that have been creatively adapted by new artists. Materials that were intended for utilitarian uses have been re-purposed and mixed. Providing fresh opportunities for artistic expression to explore texture, color, pattern and form.
Bill Wilson www.billwilsongourds.blogspot.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Lin Schiffner www.linschiffner.com email@example.com
Kris Johnson www.designsinfiber.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Silk Collage & Handwovens
I am captivated by fiber as a means of artistic expression. Being a tactile person is the drawing force to my working in this medium.
With a background in textile design and as a weaver, I developed my line of silk collages in the late 90’s. They are created using various weights of hand dyed silk. My works draws heavily on the play of light and shadow across the texture of fabrics.
The process that is used to dye the silk and the way that the pieces are assembled give them their painterly quality. These collages are presented as matted and framed pieces, as well as on canvas. In addition to my silk work, I weave a limited number of wearable as well as decorative hand woven pieces.
Liz Collins www.lizcollinsart.com email@example.com
Working with oil pastels for the past 20 years, the move into mixed media this past year has sparked an exciting, new creative path for me.
The work is a spirited exploration of planes, transparency and the use of maps and other found writings as both texture and metaphor. Using the line of selected planes breaks the solidity of the surface and gives the piece a life of its own. The serendipity of color placement and freedom to use whatever color wherever I desire is like being let free from a box into the wild.
Oil pastels and acrylics as my” background” media I mostly work on panel that has been gessoed, then finally, coated with an archival varnish.
Sharon Griffiths firstname.lastname@example.org
Encaustic Artist - Biography to come...