Textile Art and illustration


illustration by Paddy Killer

Paddy Killer Art

Textile Art and Illustration

Textile artist Paddy Killer has an international reputation for her work in textile art and machine embroidery. She exhibits widely and is included in many public & private collections worldwide. As well as her textile art work and illustration, Paddy also gives lectures and teaches workshops. Paddy also works to commission. Her textile art work is highly individual and incredibly detailed. Work includes fine art for interiors and also counterpanes and wearable pieces such as hats and waistcoats.

Paddy is one of the leading textile artists in the field of machine embroidery and her practiced work shows a degree of precision that appears to be as otherworldly as much of her subject matter. The fine art skills in Paddy’s illustrations on silk rival that of the most accomplished traditional artist working in conventional materials. The addition of working in the three dimensional textures of her materials adds such depth and life to her subjects.

Paddy is originally from Halifax, West Yorkshire. After graduating from Birmingham Polytechnic, Paddy worked as embroidery designer with Bellville Sassoon in London & Marie-Paule in Montreal. In late 1973 she set up her studio in Canada, returning to work in the UK some years later. She has been a member of the 62 Group since 1985.