I spend a lot of time in my studio and sometimes it’s good to get out, to paint in new places or to work with other artists.
A GROUP GATHERING. DAPHNES GLOVE www.agroupgathering.blogspot.co.uk
In 2015 I was delighted to be involved in this project with twelve, mainly textile artists, curated by mixed media artist and embroiderer Kathleen Murphy. The project had a large social media presence and culminated in a touring exhibition.
The base materials arrived in the post, a single pale glove and some Cash’s woven name tapes, to be used in a piece of artwork in any medium, along with the information that the gloves and name tapes were found in Herefordshire and belonged to ‘Daphne Bryant’.
A partner glove was given to another of the project artists, to be reunited in the exhibition. I loved this project so much, it embodied where all my paintings start from, the history, life stories and journeys behind everyday objects; how and why a once treasured possession ends up where it is. I engrossed myself in Daphne Bryant’s world for three months, and everything I painted and drew in that time related to gloves, and, or Cashes name tapes!
I made lots of new contacts and friends through social media. The project inspired my first large scale watercolour, and I was persuaded by Kathleen to run my first ever watercolour workshop, a career changing moment for me!
The arrival of the parcel and project brief.
Gathering a few props
sketches and notes