Natural art inspires exhibition
CAROL French was a passionate gardener, before she became an artist, so it seems logical her work would be inspired by nature.
The Warwick-based artist started her creative career dabbling in patchwork before venturing into the limitless world of textiles.
Now 14 years since she created her first masterpiece the local grandmother is putting it all together for her inaugural solo art exhibition.
The collection, entitled A Journey of Textiles, will be on display at The Pepperina Gallery in Nobby from December 3.
It has been a nerve-wracking few weeks for the local artist leading up to the opening.
“I love working with fibres. The opportunities for creations are endless,” Mrs French said.
“But I guess I am a little nervous about how it will come together.
“It’s a varied collection with a lot of different fibres and techniques.
“I guess it really showcases my journey and my development as an artist.”
Yet while the variety on display reflects her creative drive she is the sort of artist, who believes everyone has ability.
“I think there is something creative in all of us, it is just a case of finding a style or medium that lets you bring it out,” she said.
The 36-piece collection, which varies in fibres from silk to felt and wood, will be opened by artist Dorothy Devine on December 6.
The exhibition runs until December 27.