Gwen Turner has always been interested in the effects of light and texture on colour. She has completed both a Foundation Degree in Visual Arts and the City and Guild's embroidery course.
Her interests have always been in the natural world both from scientific realistic detail to its interpretation into the abstract. Gwen's work includes photography, plant drawing and painting, life drawing and painting, etching and printmaking and printing onto ceramic and glass tiles.
She has found that 'painting with textiles' is inspiring and Gwen is developing her work on surface textures using dyes and fabric paints as well as fabric manipulation combined with hand and machine embroidery while continuing to pursue her long standing interest in applique.
Silver Birches. 2014
Hand and machine stitching on batik.
Fabric collage. (detail)
Miss Wilmott's Ghost. 2012Painted silks, hand and machine stitched.(Detail)
Silk fibers and machine stitching.
Blue weed bowl.
Silk fibres, machine stitching.
York gargoyle and pigeon friend.
Screenprint from original drawing and stitched.
Lady with friends. Beverley Minster.
Matisse cup and saucer.
Silk fibres, silks, and beads.
Moebius strip teapot.
After David Seeger.
Harlow Carr Vitis cognettiae hanging.
Silks, machine stitching and beads.
Whitby from the steps.
Under the Sea and Sand.
Gwen can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org