Hand Felted Landscapes
My introduction to hand felting came about when I was studying for a textile art degree at the University of Ulster, Belfast. I made wearable art by sculpting and moulding wool to create award winning outfits. My work has evolved since my studies at art school and I now use wool to create dramatic landscape pictures. I work using an ancient process known as ‘hand felting’, to create a fabric and picture by matting un-spun wool with soapy water. Each individual piece is hand crafted from merino wool and silk, producing an image which resembles expressionist fine art painting.
My enthusiasm to create landscapes which are truly authentic to Donegal is what motivates and excites me. Reflections of the outdoors, rugged, wild and remote, are matted into the felt, revealing mottled images which express a deep felt connection to my inner spirit and the place where I live. My work has a unique tactile quality which appeals to the senses, portraying my love of nature and animals. When a customer purchases a piece of my art work, they are buying a little bit of my heart and soul and a little piece of Donegal.
Contact Details & Info
Tel: 00353 (0)86 0308264
Studio open to the public: Yes
Corporate/ Commission/ Public work: Yes
Run workshops: Yes
Mail order / Worldwide delivery: Yes