By Grace Darling Williamson
I am a contemporary mixed media artist preferring to work with textiles and fibres.
I am based in Abingdon UK and have established a distinctive area of practice by using a variety of responsibly sourced and sustainable craft medium combined with commercial products to create unique and inspirational pieces. I include commercial products specifically to raise awareness of environmental protection issues and work these together with recycled and reclaimed materials.
My works unite component parts using a variety of stitches and techniques using fabrics to create swathes of colour with splendid hues and metallic highlights. The scale of my art works varies and depends on the contexts of the commissions that I receive.
I am dedicated to using my art to communicate messages of love, hope and faith.
The piece titled ‘Sails’ is based on the song words by Michael Frye which is actually a prayer asking Jesus to be the centre of life. One line in the song asks God to ‘Be the wind in these sails.” This is a request for divine strength in the changeable seas of life.
I studied Art at Llandrillo University College and Community Arts as part of my degree in Education. I later studied to become a teacher. I studied for my MA at Kings College London, the title of my MA thesis was: ‘The use of the Arts in Christian Worship.’
I am featured as the ‘Artist of the month’ during June at the Ashbury Shop and Tea Rooms where pieces of work will also be on sale in the form of cards and gifts.
I am happy to take commissions or to deliver workshops and teaching sessions.
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