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.
Multiple layers (29) 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.
The Purbeck Hills, also called the Purbeck Ridge or simply the Purbecks, are a ridge of chalk downs in Dorset, England. It is formed by the structure known as the Purbeck Monocline. The ridge extends from Lulworth Cove in the west to Old Harry Rocks in the east, where it meets the sea. The hills are part of a system of chalk downlands in southern England. Common gorse grows there. Gorse is a large, evergreen shrub, covered in needle-like leaves and distinctive, coconut-perfumed, yellow flowers during the spring and summer.
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???.