Richard Box – Meet the Artist

A little textile inspiration from my YouTube ‘Meet the Artist’ Collection. Today it features the work of textile artist Richard Box.

Richard originally trained as a painter and uses this training to build up rich surfaces in his textile artwork. His ‘collage & stitch’ layering method is informed by a process associated with Impressionism. 

Watch as Richard demonstrates a project – Blackberries & Spider’s Web – using layers of coloured cloth & stitch – then demonstrates how to ‘draw’ with the sewing machine. Filming took place just as we came out of lockdown in July 2021 so Richard is wearing a face mask during filming. 

Whilst at Goldsmiths’ School of Art he was taught embroidery by Constance Howard.  Richard is an author, painter & art historian.

Catch up with Richard and his stunning artwork at The Festival of Quilts 2021.

Richard Box - 'Honeysuckles' embroidery - created using Impressionist principles - dabs of coloured cloth built up to create the artwork
‘Honeysuckles’ embroidery by Richard Box – influenced by Impressionism principles – ‘dabs’ of coloured cloth built up to create the artwork.
'Honeysuckles' painting by Richard Box - created using Impressionist principles - dabs of coloured paint built up to create the artwork
‘Honeysuckles’ painting by Richard Box

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