living at belsay exhibition 1996

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living at belsay exhibition
1996
a contemporary approach to furnishing an historic house : 4 may – 25 october 1996, belsay hall, northumberland

In 1995 Paddy was awarded a Northern Arts Major Award to develop new work with diaphanous fabrics, the first of which wase shown in the Pillar Hall as part of Living at Belsay project at Belsay Hall, Northumberland, […]

the bride wore black 2006

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the bride wore black
2006
drawing and bonding on glass and silk
wooden frame rubbed with graphite
41.5×4.15×8.0 cm

FOR SALE

made for the 62 Group Tracing Threads at Hove Art Gallery. This is a 3D piece with 3 layers of glass. Each layer has drawing in Indian ink. The middle layer has drawing and bonding

sir charles monck 1996

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sir charles monck
1996
drawing, painting and bonding on honan, organza and habotai silks
380×90 cm

In 1995 Paddy was awarded a Northern Arts Major Award to develop new work with diaphanous fabrics, the first of which was to be shown in the Pillar Hall as part of Living at Belsay project at Belsay Hall, Northumberland, during 1996 as part of the Year […]

boreas 1997

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boreas
1997
drawing, painting and bonding on silk
273×106 cm

FOR SALE

Boreas, the god of the north wind, sits on his alter and warms his hands over a brazier. They are Paddy’s hands!

walled in 2010

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walled in
2010
drawing in indian ink on silk, gesso, and bonded onto reclaimed bricks
55.5×55.5×7.5 cm

FOR SALE

Made for the 62 Group exhibition At a Tangent at Gallery Oldham
builders working on the flat upstairs
cracked walls and ceilings
flooded bathroom
flooded bedroom and living room
mouldy walls, clothes and furniture
insurance job
fell down some steps
broken hand
living in a hotel
possessions in storage
traumatised
trying to work
got asthma from the mould
Paddy’s story from the […]

demeter 1997

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demeter
1997
drawing, bonding and painting on silks
273x106cm

Made for Paddy’s touring exhibition In Arkadia.

Demeter, as the goddess of summer, is surrounded by her attributes, as she stands on her altar. The second image is Demeter at Belsay Hall

demeter plate 1999

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demeter plate
1999
drawing and painting in underglaze on a bisque fired plate

one of four plates drawn and painted by Paddy and glazed and fired by Paul Scott for the exhibition The Plate Show, which he curated at the Collins Gallery in Glasgow

leo pillow 1996

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leo pillow
1996
drawing, painting and machine embroidery on silk and cotton
30cm diameter

private collection

one of a series of pillows for interiors

square fleur de lys TexTiles pillow 2005

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square fleur de lys TexTiles pillow
2005
drawing, painting and machine embroidery on antungsilk

one of a series of pillows for interiors. The imagery is from the encaustic floor tiles found in cathedrals.

chinese cranes pillow 1994

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chinese cranes pillow
1994
drawing, painting & machine embroidery on antung silk
58x58cm

private collection

one of series of pillows for interiors. This pillow is informed by chinese ornament, and the cranes symbolise longevity

cosmic counterpane 1993

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cosmic counterpane
1993
drawing, painting and machine embroidery on antung silk and cotton velvet
250×250 cm

The counterpane represents the Copernican system of the planets and astrology

pose(ur)s through the looking glass 2009

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pose(ur)s through the looking glass
2009
drawing and painting on silk, mixed media
100x130x17 cm

FOR SALE

This mirror-image tableau portrays characters in Tennyson’s circle of friends, neighbours, and hangers-on, represented in paintings, illustrations, photographs, and Lynne Truss’ comic novel, Tennyson’s Gift. The piece celebrates the 200 anniversary of the birth of Tennyson and was made for the 62 group exhibition bending the line […]

bones, brains and bytes 2005

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bones, brains and bytes – chordata and cnidaria
2005
drawing and bonding on antung silk and silk organza
117×51 cm x 2

private collection

This piece was made for the 62 Group exhibition Encounters at Cambridge University Museum of Zoology and is informed by the museum’s collection and the taxonomy of the phylae Chordata and Cnidaria.

These images show Chordata and Cnidaria in situ at Cambridge University […]

fleur de lys TexTile bolster pillow 2005

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fleur de lys TexTile bolster pillow
2005
painting and machine embroidery on silk
40×80 cm

private collection

One of the series of TexTile pillows for interiors. The imagery is from the encaustic floor tiles of various cathedrals.

chester TexTiles bolster 2005

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chester TexTiles bolster
2005
drawing, painting and machine embroidery on honan silk
80×40 cm

private collection

one of a series of pillows for interiors. The imagery is from the encaustic floor tiles of various cathedrals. This bolster imagery is from Chester Cathedral

wunderkammer 2003

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wunderkammer
2003
drawing, painting and machine embroidery on silk with cotton velvet
113x65x10 cm

collection of Hampshire County Council

This piece was made for the 62 Group exhibition In Place at the Harley Gallery, Welbeck. It is about the collection of the excentric 5th Duke of Portland, the former owner of the estate

queen elizabeth’s wardrobe revamp’d 2002

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queen elizabeth’s wardrobe revamp’d
item 8 – jacket for a jubilee
2002
drawing, stencilling and machine embroidery on silk and cotton velvet
private collection
The jacket was made for the 62 Group exhibition In Context at the V&A in 2002.

Statement from the exhibition catalogue:
“Historical textiles rarely inform my work, although I give workshops on 16th century textiles using 20th century processes. This […]

my happy? family 2002

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my happy? family or I haven’t voted since your father died as I don’t have to cancel out his vote
2002
drawing, painting and machine embroidery on satin, silk, and cotton velvet
50x29x4cm

private collection

Made for the 62 Group exhibition Red at Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery. It depicts Paddy with her family as in a Victorian folding photo frame. Her […]

millennium plate design 2000

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millennium plate design
2000

The design for East Hartford Community Association millennium celebration plate. East Hartford is a former pit village in Northumberland

 

boreas plate 1999

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boreas plate
1999
drawing and painting in underglaze on a bisque fired plate

one of four plates drawn and painted by Paddy and glazed and fired by Paul Scott for the exhibition The Plate Show, which he curated at the Collins Gallery in Glasgow

dionysus plate 1999

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dionysus plate
1999
drawing and painting in underglaze on a bisque fired plate

one of four plates drawn and painted by Paddy and glazed and fired by Paul Scott for the exhibition The Plate Show, which he curated at the Collins Gallery in Glasgow

chloris plate drawing 1999

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chloris plate drawing
1999
drawing and painting in underglaze on a bisque fired plate

this is the working drawing produced by Paddy on the computer for one of four plates drawn and painted by Paddy and glazed and fired by Paul Scott for the exhibition The Plate Show, which he curated at the Collins Gallery in Glasgow

william lawson pillows 2000

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william lawson pillows
2000
drawing, painting and machine embroidery on silk
60×60 cm

various private collections

Thomasina Beck asked Paddy if she would make up the pillows she drew for her illustration of Elizabethan Project in Thomasina’s book Gardening with Silk and Gold. They were shown at the book launch in Japan. The pillows are informed be the garden plans of designer William Lawson.

the veiled lady 1998

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the veiled lady
1998
282×132
drawing, bonding and painting on silk
site-specific commission for Bankfield Museum, Halifax

Site specific commission for Bankfield Museum in Halifax. It hangs next to The Pillars of Art in the Rotunda. The Veiled Lady is a bust by Italian artist Bazzanti, and stands on the mantlepiece in the library at Bankfield. I was asked to give […]

tiles shawl 1998

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tiles shawl
180x40cm
drawing and painting on silk
private collection

One of a series of shawls informed by tiles found in cathedrals throughout Britain. This one is from Chester Cathedral

talecoat 1998

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talecoat

1998
drawing, painting and machine embroidery on silk & cotton velvet
National Lottery Commission & Northern Arts commission for Taffy Thomas
photograph: keith paisley

Described as a storytelling “juke-box”, all the images on the coat are of stories in Taffy’s repertoire; point at one and he will tell one. Paddy with Taffy in the Lit and Phil in Newcastle

belsay stone fragment 1 1998

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belsay stone fragment 1
1998
sandblasted belsay stone

Fabricated by Peter Habergham of ABS Dislay Graphics for the In Arkadia touring exhibition.

belsay fragments 2 1998

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belsay fragments 2
1998
sandblasted belsay stone

Fabricated by Peter Habergham of ABS Dislay Graphics for the In Arkadia touring exhibition.

belsay fragment 3 1998

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belsay fragment 3
1998
sandblasted belsay stone

Fabricated by Peter Habergham of ABS Dislay Graphics for the In Arkadia touring exhibition.

belsay stone fragment 4 1998

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belsay stone fragment 4
1998
sandblasted belsay stone

Fabricated by Peter Habergham of ABS Dislay Graphics for the In Arkadia touring exhibition.

chloris in marble 1998

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chloris in marble
1998
sandblasted rosa osada marble
100×200 cm

Fabricated by Peter Habergham of ABS Display Graphics from a cartoon for In Arkadia touring exhibition.

belsay capital 1997

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belsay capital
1997
sandblasted marble

Fabricated by Peter Habergham of ABS Dislay Graphics for the In Arkadia touring exhibition.

dionysus 1997

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dionysus
1997
273×106 cm
drawing, bonding and painting on antung and organza silks
collection of leeds city council at lotherton hall

Made for the In Arkadia touring exhibition. It represents a statuesque Dionysus with his rhyton and thursus standing on an altar draped with some of his other attributes.

chloris 1997

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chloris
1997
273×106 cm
drawing, painting and bonding on silk
private collection
photograph: keith paisley

Made for the In Arkadia touring exhibition. Chloris, as the goddess of spring, is surrounded by her attributes, as she stands on her altar

an aspiring hat 1994

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an aspiring hat
1994
drawing, painting and  machine embroidery on silk & cotton velvet
public collection

commissioned by Hereford Museums, this steeple henin and wimple hat celebrates Hereford, with imagery sourced around the city. Crockets decorate a spire – Hereford Cathedral’s spire fell down

cha’i-fu cheng 1994

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cha’i-fu cheng
1994
250×250 cm
drawing, painting, and machine embroidery on silk and cotton velvet
private collection

A private commission reflecting the nationalities of the commissioners – English & Chinese.The design is informed by a Cha’i Fu, a Mandarin’s robe, and Medieval imagery from the Cluny Museum in Paris

barmy knight or balmy night…. 1994

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barmy knight or balmy night or balmy knight or barmy night
1994
drawing, painting and machine embroidery on antung silk and silk organza
public collection

made for the Riches of Stitches exhibition at the Collins Gallery, Glasgow. It was purchased for Rachel B Kay-Shuttleworth Collection, Gawthorpe Hall, Burnley, Lancashire. It is inspired by a dream and 16thC tooled armour and a solar topee, and […]

henry purcell pillow 1992

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henry purcell pillow
1992
75×73 cm
drawing, painting and machine embroidery on honan silk
private collection

a precursor of the Counterpane for Dido and Aeneas. Made for the exhibition Take a Seat in Kings Lynn

waves counterpane 1993

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waves counterpane
1993
250×250 cm
drawing, painting, marbling, and machine embroidery on antung silk
private collection

A marine inspired counterpane to fit a bed by Cebuan de la Rochette. It was a private commission and Paddy worked with the interior designer

cupola hat 1993

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cupola hat
1993
drawing, painting and machine embroidery on satin and cotton velvet
private collection

commissioned by the Collins Gallery in Glasgow to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the death of Scottish neoclassical architect and designer, Robert Adam. It represents a cupola roof. The ornament is sourced from the Etruscan room at Osterley Park in west London. There was a competition […]

counterpane for dido and aeneas 1992

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counterpane for dido and aeneas
1992
250×250 cm
drawing, painting and machine embroidery on silk & cotton velvet
private collection

This counterpane was created for the Crafts Council touring exhibition Out of the Frame. It tells the story of Henry Purcell’s opera Dido and Aeneas. It is dedicated to Mici Paddy’s cat who sadly died just before the piece was started

who will wear the crown? 1991

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who will wear the crown? or viper hat
1991
drawing, painting and machine embroidery on satin and cotton velvet
commission for the Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums

made for the costume collection of Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums and inspired by 19th century reproduction maiolica-ware vases in their collection of applied art at the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle. It illustrates some […]

maiolica cherub hat 1991

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maiolica cherub hat
1991
drawing, painting and machine embroidery on satin
private collection

one of a series of hats informed by Italian Rennaisance maiolicaware vases
the cherubs image is from the fireplace frieze at the Ducal Palace in Urbino

little mermaid counterpane 1991

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little mermaid counterpane
1991
250x190cm
drawing, painting & machine embroidery on satin and silk
private collection

This counterpane was made for the book Fairytale Quilts and Embroidery by Gail Harker in 1992, published by Merehurst, ISBN 1 85391 145 3, pp86-89, 139. It illustrates the fairytale by Hans Christian Anderson.

The images are of the counterpane hanging, a detail of the pillow, the […]

creation counterpane 1990

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creation counterpane
1990
250×250 cm
drawing, painting and machine embroidery on silk and cotton velvet
collection of Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums, Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

The counterpane and bed were a collaborative commission between Paddy and Toby Winteringham for the Crafts at Home Showhouse at the National Garden Festival in Gateshead in 1990. The co was purchased from the Christie’s Silent Auction at the end […]

18thc engraving waistcoat 1989

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18thc engraving waistcoat
1989
drawing, painting and machine embroidery on satin
collection of  embroiderers’ guild
This waistcoat is one of a proposed series informed by Dutch hand-coloured prints, and was purchased by the Embroiderers’ Guild for their collection. The preliminary drawing is in a private collection

 

cornucopia dickie waistcoat 1988

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cornucopia dickie
1988
private collection
drawing, painting and machine embroidery

A dickie waistcoat with a quote: “prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue”. It was a private commission

a peach of a hat 1988

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a peach of a hat
1988
painting and machine embroidery on satin and cotton velvet
private collection

one of a series of fantastical hats from drawings for the The Horticulture Show exhibition at Abbot Hall, Kendal, Cumbria

 

peacock topiary hat 1988

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peacock topiary hat
1988
machine embroidery on velvet
private collection

one of a series of fantastical hats for the The Horticulture Show exhibition at Abbot Hall, Kendal, Cumbria

san marco hat 1988

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san marco hat
1988
painting, drawing, marbling and machine embroidery on silk and cotton
private collection

informed by the ornament found in Saint Mark’s Square in Venice, including the poles for parking gondolas

18th century style grey waistcoat 1985

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18th century style grey waistcoat
1985
machine embroiderery on satin
collection of darlington mbc

The pattern shape was sourced from Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums’ collection of 18th century waistcoats.

18th century style flower long waistcoat 1985

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18th century style flower long waistcoat
1985
private collection
painting and machine embroidery on satin

The pattern shape was sourced from Tyne & Wear Museums’ collection of 18th century waistcoats

white dickie waistcoat 1985

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white dickie waistcoat
1985
machine embroidery on satin
private collection

One of a series of 1930s style dickie waistcoats.