This original batik is painted on silk using hot wax and procion cold water dyes.
Starting with resisting the lightest colour in wax, layers of wax and dye repeat until the finished piece is ready. The wax is then taken out of the silk to leave a beautiful finish.
On this picture final touches are added with gold gutta.
The silk has been stretched over 0.5mm foam board and mounted within the frame mount.
Your picture will be bubble wrapped and cardboard will protect the glass, so that it arrives safely at it’s destination!
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I have lived and travelled widely. Wiltshire, Malawi and Hong Kong were childhood homes, then meeting my aid worker husband continued my travels to Rwanda, Khartoum , Jerusalem and Ghana.
At college a specialism in textiles, combined with a trip to Indonesia, ignited my fascination with batik. My tjanting and batik pot have travelled the world with me and now settled back in Cambridge influences from my travels find their way into much of my work.
A recurring theme is a celebration of cultural diversity. The process of batik also represents a cross cultural element, rooted in the Sultans palaces of Indonesia and spread throughout villages, craft workshops and artists’ studios in the Far and Middle East, Central Asia, India , Africa and more recently the West.
My work has exhibited in National and International exhibitions and is in private collections worldwide.
Now living in Cambridge, I take part in Cambridge Open Studios biannually and have exhibited recently with the Batik Guild, The Make Gallery and at the Textiles East Fair. My work is available at Primavera Gallery in Cambridge, The Art in the Heart online Maketplace and The Coach House Gallery in Guernsey.
My aim is to be able to share some of the beauty and rich cultural influences that I have been lucky enough to encounter through creating my batik scarves and paintings.