Upon Closer Inspection - Lynne Haslam
An exhibition of felt and textile paintings
Lynne’s artwork combines a variety of techniques, particularly felting, embroidery, and the use of mixed media. The media that she uses are mostly natural - wool and silk - but also incorporates found fabrics. The artworks she creates are inspired by this mix of the natural, the fabricated, and the human. Her work often includes details of flowers, drawing both from life and from the history of art. Inspired by the rich representations to be found in classical, floral still lifes. Her art often includes portraits, usually representing faces of modern women set against these luscious backgrounds. The women are strong, independent, reflective.
Wet felting is a fluid technique, and creating life-like pieces using this unpredictable approach is a challenging process. The artwork is more instinctive than planned, as Lynne works on each piece.
Lynne lives and works in North Yorkshire.
Event date: 29/09/2023 - 10/10/2023