Phoenix Blog

“Home” in detail continued

September 13, 2020

Our final four artists reveal some fascinating insight into their contribution to our group project. During lockdown, my home became a place of sanctuary and spirituality. I was and remain privileged to have the space for quiet contemplation and reflection.  In addition, the daily walks with my husband provided rich inspiration in the foliage from … Continue reading “Home” in detail continued

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“Home” in detail continued

September 6, 2020

Our “Home” project continues with a further four of our artists giving us more information about the inspiration behind their submission. This is a digital drawing using Apple Pencil and Procreate on iPad Pro. Lynne Butt Lockdown was a lonely time for many but for me, being cooped up day after day with my husband … Continue reading “Home” in detail continued

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Featured Artist – Jo Coombes

August 30, 2020

We are delighted to continue with the second instalment of Jo Coombes’ fascinating series on her retrospective and current practice: Part 2 – Façades and Follies The world has many dark moments and turmoil, often as a result of human actions, neglect and beliefs.  I try to respond to some of these events. The horrific … Continue reading Featured Artist – Jo Coombes

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“Home” in detail continued

August 23, 2020

A further four of our artists give some background and inspiration behind their work on our “Home” project: A view through window bars and reminders of lockdown activities collaged to echo an internet-based meeting screen. Joan Bingley Thinking about being restricted/caged due to lockdown and yet birds flying free – goldfinch escapes while I did … Continue reading “Home” in detail continued

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Featured Artist – Jo Coombes

August 16, 2020

We are fortunate to have Jo Coombes, one of our talented practitioners, as featured artist this week, who has generously given us a unique insight into the influences of her retrospective and ongoing work. Part 1 – Façades and Follies I have always used my professional interest in human behaviour as a rich source of … Continue reading Featured Artist – Jo Coombes

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“Home” in detail

August 9, 2020

Four of our artists give some background and inspiration to their work on our latest “Home” project:   My love of calligraphy inspired this imagery. The text (unreadable I hope) expresses my life at home and how it has evolved over the thirty five years we have lived here. I spent a lot of time … Continue reading “Home” in detail

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Featured Artist – Jude Kingshott

August 4, 2020

We are proud to feature Jude Kingshott, one of our talented practicing mixed media artists and teacher who exhibits regularly both individually and with other contemporary artists.  Follow this link to observe Jude’s video tutorials, which were proposed workshops at this year’s Festival of Quilts: Jude Kingshott & Brunhilde Scheidmeir Eco-Printing and Book Making

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Phoenix Contemporary Textiles – Welcome

July 31, 2020

We are delighted to welcome you to our new blog, which has been set up to share our passion for textiles and art with you virtually, and hopefully inspire you with blogs and images, videos, techniques and what we are up to. As a sixteen- strong, diverse group of contemporary textile artists, we are always … Continue reading Phoenix Contemporary Textiles – Welcome

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