New Embroideries, watercolours and drawings

It was a great evening at the Towner Art Gallery Private View in Eastbourne, I felt very pleased to be part of the East Sussex Open Exhibition and thought the show looked pretty good.


I am gradually working my way through my next embroidery, it is the biggest one I have made so far and probably the last one in this format. New ideas and thoughts push their way to the front of my mind while I work

I enjoy the process and repetition, the image is slowly emerging and I have no guarantee that it will work, I just have to have faith. The stitches change direction and I think that it is this combined with the metallic quality of the thread, that helps it reflect the light, giving it a shiny appearance and changing the tones from dark to light.

So far I have used almost 400 metres of thread, I think I will have to use another 300 metres, maybe more.




Meanwhile, here are some drawings made a the studio this month:

Really enjoying the Windsor and Newton Payne’s Gray that I treated myself to recently





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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