English Summer, Wild Meadow by Myra Hutton
An English wild meadow in summer. Beautifull and richly coloured, hand-made felt picture with hand embellishing by Myra Hutton.
Approximate size is 46cm (h) by 30cm (w) x 3cm (d)
About Myra Hutton
Coming from a creative family, Myra’s roots in textiles go way back. “My interest was captured when I was still at primary school and it has never left me”. Having trained in Textile Art and Dress & Textile Design with Education at Ilkley College (University of Bradford, W. Yorks) Myra has since spent several years both teaching and developing her textile skills, often combining the two. Myra is also passionate about encouraging creativity.
A textile teacher initially, Myra left teaching in 2003 and began a new creative journey, taking a year to re explore and develop her techniques.
“My main work which I like to think of as a traditional craft with a contemporary twist, generally consists of densely textured layers exploring colour and texture through a fusion of natural fibres, hand dyed fabrics, and embellished hand-made felt, creating rich landscapes, sunsets or seascapes. In a nutshell I ‘paint’ with my fibres and draw with my machine building up layers with textured embellishments bringing the piece alive and finishing with hand stitch. With inspiration from my natural surroundings and experiences I draw on the hues, shapes and textures of land, sea and air with the influences of the elements, aiming to capture the essence of a place or scene. Whenever I’m out and about I’ll take endless photographs, drinking in the tones, looking for the beauty and the beast, I love tumble down buildings, unruly wildness, broken gateways against the fertile greens and browns of the rolling Tuscan landscape or the dark earthy secrecy of a wooded area, the moss and lichen covered walls of the Dales or Lakes. I also work in an illustrative way with dye, appliqué and stitch, in an ink and wash style or felt and stitch in a sketch style, exploring the linear qualities of architecture and objects, producing contemporary scenes and images. My most recent developments are combining my felt & illustrative style”.
Myra has exhibited extensively and her work isheld in private collections throughout the UK and the rest of Europe, America, Canada, Japan & New Zealand.
Myra also caries out talks and demonstrations to interested groups. She is a visiting artist to local schools working on bespoke creative textile projects.