Kathy is one of our artists at the gallery! Kathy’s passion and avocation have been sewing since she was twelve years old. In the late 1980s, Kathy was introduced to quilting through an appliqué class. From that simple beginning, her work has evolved from a traditional form to a more artistic format. She is primarily self-taught, but has taken classes from many internationally known textile artists. In addition, she takes painting and drawing classes with local artists. Since her redirection (or retirement) from education in 2002, Kathy enjoys experimenting with a wide range of fabrics and techniques in both traditional and non-traditional ways. Currently, her interests are landscapes, flowers, wearable art, fabric manipulation, creating her own painted and dyed fabric and working in mixed media with textiles, threads, paints and embellishments.
Today she came in to introduce some new pieces, having a bridge series as well as a birch tree series. She created her bridge pieces by printing a photo onto fabric, using stitching to blend it into the other piece of fabric on the canvas. She then added other, different pieces of fabric onto the piece to create the rest of the image. Finally, she stitched the entire piece creating exquisite detail. For her birch series, she did fabric and stitch pieces with birch trees in the summer, fall, and winter.
Come check them out for yourself here at the gallery in Center Lovell, Maine!