On my little trip around the village gardens I had the pleasure of meeting Linda R. Walsh. She is a local textile artist who uses stitch on art, wall pieces, jewellery and apparel. Her little studio in the centre of the village was full with wonderful pieces of her work, all set in the cutest little garden.
|Artist in residence - Linda R Walsh|
|This lovely work was influenced by her recent trip to Russia|
|This work was amazing|
(pic did not do it justice)
To put Linda into a category is not easy. She stitches ... she embroiders ... she paints pictures with all manner of things and produces some amazing stuff. Do look at her website ...
I particularly like her Chinese influenced "Drum Song" series of wall hangings. They are profusely decorated with amazing embroidery, beads and tassels in the most brilliant shades of blue and coral.
|"Drum Song" by Linda R. Walsh|
|Drum Song - Detail|
|Drum Song - Detail|
Further work includes the following stunning pieces ...
|Tribal Wall Hangings by Linda R. Walsh|
|Tribal Wall Hangings - Detail|
Linda's work can be seen at The Fountain Gallery in East Molesey where an exhibition of her work called Russian Treasures will take place between 28th August - 9th September. I shall look forward to this and expect to see lots more of her exquisite embroidery inspired by her recent trip to Russia.
Bio of Linda R Walsh ...
Linda was voted Runner Up for Baines Artist of the Year 2011 for her outstanding Surrey Artists Open Studio. She makes textile art pieces for the wall -
both framed and
free- hanging. She loves stitch and finds the movement of needle &
thread through fabric an absorbing occupation. She enjoys creating rich,
textured and subtly coloured surfaces using dyed fabric, paper & chiffons.
Patterns, natural and manmade, and manipulated photographs printed onto fabric
form the basis for many of her pieces. Her work is often themed on places
visited - quick sketches & many photographs help her to build up an
impression of place.
Starting from a City and Guilds Certificate in Design and Embroidery (completed 1998), Linda became a founder member of the Fountain Gallery Artists’ Association and now has over ten years of solo and joint exhibitions behind her.
Bio copied from Fountain Gallery Website.