To add a little variety to this blog I thought it would be nice to write, from time to time, about some of people I know who also create beautiful art. Not necessarily textile based - just people whose work I admire. Here is the first.........
A small selection of Faye's original watercolours
Name: Faye Baines
Lives in: Nottingham
What kind of art is Faye known for? Watercolours
What is on her workspace right now?
I love Faye's work and find the detail she creates so inspiring. Although she uses watercolour and paper rather than fabric and thread, I want to share what she creates - I am sure you will agree, her work easily overlaps into the world of textiles and free motion quilting.
Interestingly, Faye's background is in textiles, but she is currently focussing on creating original pieces of affordable artwork for her clients. She loves colour and pattern and this shows in her vibrant and exciting work.
Faye began her work by creating greetings cards with original artwork.
Her one-of-a-kind cards proved to be extremely popular so Faye expanded her remit, creating small watercolour paintings. Recently her focus has been on flowers, plants and birds and she told me that she enjoys exploring patterns from their structures and interpreting their shapes. These are just 3 from a very large collection; each unique.
Faye has also explored transferring her designs onto fabric. I am sure you will agree, her designs definitely lend themselves to these busy all over patterned fabric prints; after all they are so beautiful. Who wouldn't love to have a metre or two to play with? What would you make? Personally I think I would love to try making a dress with a front panel made from one of these gorgeous prints.
Taking her watercolours one step further, Faye also creates them in miniature. She hand draws and paints tiny pieces and then uses them to make a beautiful collection of neck pendants.
To see more of Faye's work please visit her website or Facebook fan page. She also has an online shop at Etsy and sells her work in galleries in the Nottingham area. Click on the buttons below to go directly to Faye's pages.
Many thanks to Faye for giving me permission to reproduce her work here. I hope you have enjoyed seeing her art and finding out a little more about her.