Robertta Mcpherson

profile

Robertta’s childhood fascination with fabrics and stitching evolved, into a passion for hand embroidery.

Today a constant source of inspiration is the beauty and variety found in the natural world.  Important elements of Robertta’s work are the excitement of colour and texture.

On-site sketching and photography are employed as a starting point to interpret nature and the impact of history on the landscape.  Needle and thread, layers of sheer fabrics, paint and paper, are used to ‘draw and paint’ finished pieces.

The use of different materials, machine embroidery and print has given added stimulus and direction to the development of Robertta’s work.

qualifications

2001 … Embroiderers’ Guild Development Scheme
1995/6 … City & Guilds 730/NVQ – Stages 1 & 2: Further & Adult Education Teachers Certificate
1972 … City & Guilds Embroidery Part 2 (Distinction)
1969 … City & Guilds Embroidery Part 1 (Highly Commended)
1967 … Royal School of Needlework, Intermediate Grade

membership

Embroiderers’ Guild
Phoenix Contemporary Textile Group (PCTG)

exhibitions

2018 : ‘Collections – Why Things Matter’, PCTG – Robert Phillips Gallery, Walton on   Thames
2017 : ‘Collections – A Box of Treasures’, PCTG– The Fountain Gallery, East Molesey
2017 : Ramster Embroidery and Textile Art
2016 : ‘Strata, A Stitched Excavation’, PCTG – Robert Phillips Gallery, Walton on Thames
2014 … ‘Threads of Conversation ‘ PCTG – Robert Phillips Gallery, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey
2012 ‘Between Cloth and a Hard Place’, 4 x 4 – Menier Gallery, London / Knitting & Stitching Show, London
2011 … ‘Old World, New Eyes’ PCTG – Robert Phillips Gallery, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey
2010 … ‘Alton Estate Project’, PCTG – Bank Gallery, Chobham, Surrey
2009 … Opening Exhibition – Bank Gallery, Chobham, Surrey
2009 … ‘Concrete, Steel, Cloth’, PCTG – Robert Phillips Gallery, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey
2005/8 … ‘4 x 4’ – Menier Gallery, London
2007 … ‘Women by Women’, PCTG – Robert Phillips Gallery, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey
Embroiderers’ Guild Exhibitions – Commonwealth Institute, London and Collins Gallery, Glasgow

Previously exhibited with the Embroiderers’ Guild – Isleworth Branch and former branches of London and Ealing.

contact

Email:  mrobertta@btinternet.com