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.
f you???re lucky enough to see a Kingfisher on its perch, watch it closely. Once it has spotted its prey a Kingfisher will bob its head up and down to gauge the position of the fish. The bird then dives into the water with its wings open, and its eyes protected by transparent eyelids. Once the fish is caught, it is taken back to the perch where the Kingfisher usually stuns it before swallowing it head first.
In days gone by, there used to be an unpleasant custom in England that involved people killing Kingfishers and hanging their bodies on a string outside a house. The theory was that the Kingfishers??? beak would point in the direction that the weather was moving in, acting as a weather vane.
Multiple layers (27) 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???.