Shimmering Colour using Thread and Stitch
Colour is king in my world. It alone can inspire work.
I’m an Australian textile artist who uses free machine embroidery in a quilt format to produce vibrant, one-off pieces of art.
My current work covers the entire surface of the substrate with wonderful, shimmering thread and stitch in a glorious array of colours.
I consider myself an exhibiting artist and am reaching out to people with similar interests and passions through these pages – especially those who love to exhibit their work. Perhaps you can see a glimpse of me, the person as well as the artist.
Colour: Stimulating, uplifting and fun
Colour is what I base my work around. I find it stimulating, uplifting and fun.
The nature of light in Australia is reflected in my work. When people view my work, it’s with a smile on their faces – that’s the power colour should have. Colour should require a visual response or it hasn’t done it’s job.
The work you see here is original – I design and make everything. It’s my passion. My work is uniquely different.
I’m inspired by so many things. I love Australia – it’s a stunningly beautiful country, Australian poetry with that larrikin Aussie spirit, contemporary art, art history, nature, bush walking, tango music – the list goes on and on. Perhaps I should just say I’m inspired!
Take a peek at my Blog. It’s a place to learn, be inspired, comment and get to know me and how I work. It’s a great resource for those starting out or those interested in textile art and artists – from an Australian textile artist’s perspective. I have loads of new ideas for my weekly blog posts. Join me, you’re more than welcome. There’s so much good information out there, I hope to network and share what I find useful.
I’m always designing and working towards that next exhibition. It keeps me producing new ideas which turn into new pieces of work.
Have a look at my pages, evaluate my work and see what you think. I love Andy Warhol’s quote about making art – I will just continue to do it and let others decide if they like it or not.
Welcome to my world!
Cathy Jack Coupland