A completely unique item.
As far as I am aware I am the only person who makes art in this way. I studied painting and drawing, and then textile design at art school. My process is a fusion of these disciplines that has evolved over the last 40 years.
My favourite subjects are storms, reflections in water, skies and the landscape in which I live and work.
The mighty English oak is woven into the history and folklore of England. The oldest at Glastonberry Tor are reported to be 2,000 years old.
Druids would worship in oak groves, couples would marry under their spreading branches and the Yule Log, decorated for Christmas with holly and mistletoe, was traditionally cut from oak. Acorns, the fruit of the oak, were carried by people as charms to bring good luck and good health. In England some define old land boundaries and are called “King Trees”.
The timber, prized for its strength and durability, is still used in the construction of houses, furniture making and of course, shipbuilding. I think they are majestic trees. Think of the stories they could tell us!
Multiple layers (33) of watercolour pencil were applied to both the front and reverse of a translucent fabric, and then blended with a fine brush, giving a 3 dimensional quality to the finished watercolour. I then use machine embroidery to highlight and enhance areas of the piece – literally drawing again as if the needle was a pencil, which gives further depth to the completed image.
Image size (height x width) = 27.5cm x 18cm
Mounted size (height x width) = 40cm x 30cm
The piece is supplied with a signed Certificate of Authenticity
My pieces are supplied mounted with quality mounting board of a colour that best shows the work (in this case ivory). The mount is standard sized so you can choose your own off the shelf frame.
Note that sole copyright to artworks is fully retained by the artist. Any unauthorised reproduction or commercial use is in violation of international copyright laws. Purchase of an original artwork DOES NOT transfer the copyright. The artist Nell Ticehurst reserves the right to create printed reproductions of her original artworks for sale, and to use them for advertising purposes, social media, and on her website where they will be marked ???sold ??? in private collection???.