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.
“Dandelions make you wet the bed” is a popular saying in England. In France this plant is called Pissenlit which literally translates as Piss in the bed.
As a little girl I grew up very close to Hampton Court Palace in West London. My grandmother was infamous for suggesting we go on a “little walk” which were never little – we would walk for miles through Bushey Park, the hunting grounds of King Henry IIIV situated next to the palace. I can remember picking dandelions and blowing the seed heads which my grandmother said were clocks to tell the time, counting one hour for every blow. I made this piece in memory of those wonderful childhood walks with her.
Multiple layers (18) 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) = 12cm x 17cm
Mounted size (height x width = 21cm 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???.