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 “Little Church in the Sea” of St Cwyfan (Eglwys bach y môr in Welsh) used to be part of the mainland; however, over the centuries erosion has caused the church to be on an island and only accessible at low tide. The church seen today is 12th to 13th Century although there has been a church on this site since the 7th Century. It was constructed in dedication to Saint Kevin (St Cwyfan), who founded the nearby monastery over the Irish Sea in Glendalough, Ireland. Once the land had eroded to make Cribinau island, a small causeway was built so that villagers could still make it to the church. As the waves continued to erode Cribinau, the cliff edge eroded, and graves surrounding the church began falling into the sea. At this point, the church was abandoned and replaced by a new church building located further inland at Llangwyfan. Without a priest or active congregation, the church quickly began to fall into a state of disrepair. However, in 1893 a local architect, Harold Hughes, raised money to save the church by constructing a seawall around the Cribinau and restoring the building.
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???.