I have been working hard completing the embroidery I started in December

It is much larger than ones I have made in the past, just over a metre long. It is hand stitched and I have used approximately 400 metres of thread. It has taken countless hours, days and weeks and has been a physical and mental challenge but it has given me the opportunity to listen to many documentaries, filling in gaps in my art history knowledge and listening to interviews of well known artists, finding out what makes them tick.

I needed a second piece of work so I started a new one.

I should complete it in the next week or so.

I have been thinking a lot about scale and how I can make larger pieces of work. This is a piece I made using a metre length of black cloth, brushing bleach in areas and drawing in with white chalk:


I will have some drawings, etchings and watercolours at the Works on Paper Fair in London 10-14th February. They will be at the Whitley Art Gallery stand.

And finally, some drawings from the studio I made during January using acrylic ink and watercolour


About Shelley Morrow

Since 2011 I have been predominantly a figurative artist with an interest in conveying expression, movement and gesture. I take the drawings I make and explore them through various processes, particularly embroidery, textiles and etchings. I graduated with a BA in Fine Art at Camberwell School of Art in 1990 and currently taking my MA in Fine Art at Brighton University. I also work at Draw in Brighton, running and teaching Life Drawing sessions
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