Textile Portraits Book by Anne Kelly

I’m pleased to announce that my hand embroidery ‘Headspace – Self Portrait’ has been published in a new book – Textile Portraits by Anne Kelly.

Textile Portraits Book by Anne Kelly is available to purchase via this Amazon Link.

Anne contacted me in Autumn 2021, with an invitation to include my hand stitched ‘Self Portrait’ in a new book she was about to write. Of course I was delighted and accepted.

My embroidery appears on page 20 of the Textile book
My embroidery appears on page 20 of Textile book.

The artwork had previously been on show in the ‘Self Portrait’ exhibition at the Knitting and Stitching Show in 2021.

I’m thrilled with the published book. Thank you to Anne Kelly for inviting me to take part.

Away from the Chaos

My latest piece – a mini artwork called Away from the Chaos – has been chosen by curator Ivonne Fernandez for the ”Miniatur-Ausstellung zum Thema Autismus – Autism” Doll House exhibition at Villa Mosaïk, Steubenstraße 79, Aschaffenburg, Germany.

The artwork

“Children on the autism spectrum often play in an inflexible, rule bound way. The features associated with autism, including cognitive rigidity, pervasive anxiety, and resistance to change.”

For people on the spectrum routine, repetition, and ritual bring order to an otherwise chaotic world.

The colour blue’s association to autism originated with the autism advocacy association known as Autism Speaks. Their “Light it Up Blue” campaign calls for people to wear blue to promote autism awareness. Blue is also the organisation’s primary colour and is associated with a calm feeling and acceptance in an otherwise loud and busy world for people on the spectrum.

Size 11.5 x 11.5cm, perle & embroidery thread, hand embroidered onto vintage cotton cloth.

Away from the Chaos hand embroidered art
Away from the Chaos
Away from the Chaos - detail
Away from the Chaos – detail

This is the third Doll House exhibition I’ve taken part in in Germany and the UK.

Artists taking part in the exhibition
Artists taking part in the exhibition

In Natura Exhibition

Close up of the hand embroidered bees in yellow and slate grey

I’m please to announce that Worker Bees has been selected by Juliana Lauletta, curator at Artly Mix, for the In Natura exhibition in Brazil.

This international exhibition featuring high resolution prints of artworks alongside physical artworks created by local artists in Brazil takes place in June.

‘In Natura’ Exhibition
3rd – 17th June 2023
Echo’s Studio
Rua Pelotas, 400 – Vila Mariana
Sao Paulo – Brazil

In Natura Exhibition
In Natura Exhibition

‘In Natura’ is a captivating group art show that delves into the profound beauty and fragile interconnection between humanity and the natural world. As a celebration of the World Environment Day (5 June 2023), the exhibition serves as a powerful platform to raise awareness about pressing environmental issues and promote positive action. 

By bringing together 23 artists from 13 different countries, ‘In Natura’ presents a diverse range of perspectives and artistic expressions that transcend borders and cultures. Established and emerging artists are showcased side by side, fostering a vibrant dialogue that illuminates the urgent need for global collaboration in addressing environmental challenges and envisions a future where humans and nature exist in harmonious balance.

Juliana Lauletta, curator at Artly Mix