Eilean Donan Studio
Art Studio featuring original oil paintings and fibre art. The artist’s fibre work crosses the boundaries of fine art, textile design and craft. She “paints with wool and other textiles” creating highly textured animal portraits, bold and colourful landscapes, florals and abstracts. Fibre paintings include hooked and needle felted pieces- many incorporating both techniques.
Each hooked painting is a creative journey of letting the textiles colour and texture dictate the final visual effects in her designs. Like the artist’s early forbearers who hooked rugs, she incorporates many recycled clothing and materials into her pieces, deconstructing and cutting them into strips either by hand or using a cloth strip cutter. Materials include everything from velvet ribbons, metallic threads, jerseys, silks, nylons, wool yarn, wool rovings and wool cloth strips.