Joanna Gill

My work explores hand dyed fabrics, screen and lino printing. I enjoy capturing abstract forms in nature and drawing these in bold and colourful expressive marks. I use lino printing as it shows the skill of the artist, as its not mass manufactured by a machine. Mistakes can occur in hand – made items, and it’s this idea of imperfections (Wabi – sabi, a Japanese expression for impermanence & imperfections in life) that makes me fall in love with old traditional printing methods. Apart from using fabrics, I have also dyed my own papers with fibre reactive Procion dyes. I like dying large pieces of paper because it allows me to use colour more freely. My work is more aimed towards interiors / fine art textiles and I hope one day I will be able to sell my own hand made products.

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