The Brit and the Great Bear

, , , , , ,

the brit and the great bear

129x93cm
2016
Drawing, painting and machine embroidery on silk. Painted wooden frame.
Made for the 62 Group exhibition, Making Space, at Macclesfield Silk Museum from 18.05.16 to 03.09.16. Then touring to the Spring Knitting and Stitching Show at Olympia in London from 2 to 5 March 2017, then touring to the Royal Highland Centre from […]

living at belsay exhibition 1996

, , , , ,

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, […]

phaethon and clymene 2003

, , , , , ,

phaethon & clymene
2003
79×140 cm
drawing and machine embroidery on silk
private collection

made for the exhibition Sons and Mothers at the Collins Gallery, University of Stratclyde, Glasgow. It illustrates the boy racer Phaethon’s fatal chariot ride through the morning sky. After asking his mother Clymene if Apollo was really his father, he pleaded with Apollo to drive it for a […]

garthwaite with crawfish 2008

, , , , , ,

garthwaite with crawfish
2008
38.5×30 cm
drawing in indian ink on silk
mdf frame rubbed with graphite

one of a series of works informed by historical textiles from public collections

 

 

airing my dirty washing in public 2008

, , , ,

airing my dirty washing in public
2008
44.5x 30 cm
drawing in indian ink on silk
mdf frame rubbed with graphite

one of a series of drawings of my clothes

26@62+26 snippets

, , , , , ,

26@62+26 snippets

2012
95x176cm
drawing in indian ink & bonding on silk

Made for the 62 Group’s 50th anniversity exhibition, 62@50, at the Holden Gallery, MMU, Manchester

When the 62 Group turned 50, I was 62, and Paddy had been priveledged to be member for 26 years. This mini-retrospective of life-size snippets of 26 pieces I have shown in the Group’s exhibitions […]

the bride wore black 2006

, , , , , ,

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

, , , , , , ,

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

, , , , ,

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!

consequences of mary swift 2011

, , , , ,

consequences of mary swift
2011
drawing in indian ink on silk
170×84 cm

made for the 62 Group exhibition Interventions at the Gallery of Costume, Platt Hall, Manchester. It is a life-size consequences portrait of Paddy’s maternal grandmother who taught her to sew when Paddy was 5. It illustrates Mary’s clothing throughout her long life from her birth in 1873 to […]

sympathy and get-well-soon cards for pets 2014

, , , , ,

These sympathy and get-well-soon cards for pets were commissioned by vet Lisa Kerr for her practice Vets4Pets Carlisle. The original drawings are in pen and ink on paper. Some of the animals are patients of the practice.

The pet cards are:
cat sympathy, dog sympathy, cat get well soon, dog get well soon, rabbit sympathy and get well soon, small furries sympathy and get well soon

one peugeot, two persians and paddy 1994

, , , , , ,

one peugeot, two persians and paddy
1994
drawing, painting, marbling and machine embroidery on silk with a painted wood frame
71x50cm

a self-portrait with Persians Walter and Wilfred. Uriah was Paddy’s Peugeot at the time

 

walled in 2010

, , , , , ,

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

, , , , , , ,

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

attributes of dionysus 1997

, , , , ,

attributes of dionysus
1997
drawing, painting and bonding on silk
sandblasted and painted wood
70x74cm

frame fabricated by Peter Habergham of ABS Display Graphics, Sowerby Bridge and painted by Paddy Killer for the In Arkadia touring exhibition

Each of the gods in the In Arkadia exhibition were surrounded by representations of their attributes

demeter plate 1999

, , ,

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

dionysus shawl 1997

, , , , ,

dionysus shawl
drawing and painting on silk
180×40 cm

one of a series of one off hand drawn and painted shawls. Made for a publicity shoot for Paddy’s In Arkadia touring exhibition

athena and the owl shawl 1998

, , , , , ,

athena and the owl shawl
1998
drawing and painting on silk organza
180×40 cm

private commission

This shawl is one of a series of one off hand drawn and painted shawls. This commission is part of a private collection

fern shawl 1996

, , , , , ,

fern shawl
1996
drawing and painting on silk
180×40 cm

private collection

one of a series of one off hand drawn and painted shawls

dragon shawl 1999

, , , , ,

dragon shawl
1999
drawing and painting on silk
80×40 cm

private collection

one of a series of one off hand drawn and painted shawls

leo pillow 1996

, , , , , , ,

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

private collection

one of a series of pillows for interiors

chinese cranes pillow 1994

, , , , , , ,

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

, , , , , , , , ,

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

pillow talk – quotes from horace 2013

, , , , , , ,

pillow talk – quotes from horace
2013
drawing in indian ink on antung silk
315×32.3cm
private collection
Made for the 62 Group exhibition Small Talk at the Constance Howard Gallery at Goldsmith’s College, University of London
As a chronological documentation of the first year of Paddy’s bonkers Persian kittens, this filmstrip snaps imagery of imaginary bedtime communications from Horace, that is if […]

hm reprises her roles 2012

, , , , , ,

hm reprises her roles
2012
drawing, painting and machine embroidery on silk
painted frame
35x58cm

FOR SALE

Starring HM – Helen Mirren

HM 1 – Her Majesty Eliza 1 in a variant of the Armada portrait by George Gower

HM 2 – Her Majesty Eliza 11 in the Jubilee hat by Angela Kelly

Continuing Paddy’s research into historical costume

17th century costume study 2011

, , , , ,

17th century costume study
2011
drawing in indian ink on silk
38.5×30 cm

collection of JD Wetherspoon

one of 3 textile study drawings purchased for a Wetherspoon’s pub in Nottingham

great great uncle abraham’s blues collection 2010

, , , , , , ,

great great uncle abraham’s blues collection
2010
drawing, painting and machine embroidery on silk
80×60 cm

university of strathclyde fine art collection

made for the 62 Group exhibition Bending More Lines at Museum Rijswijk, Netherlands and the Collins Gallery at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. This work is about Paddy’s great great uncle who was a gentleman collector in London in the mid 19th century. […]

pose(ur)s through the looking glass 2009

, , , , , , ,

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 […]

alexander and penelope 2007

, , , , , ,

alexander and penelope
2007
drawing, painting and machine embroidery on silk
38.5x30cm

private collection

a commission for a husband and wife. Important things in their life are all around them

lost 2007

, , , , ,

lost
2007
drawing in indian ink on silk
mdf frame rubbed with graphite
38.5×30 cm

private collection

one of a series of studies of historical textiles with a twist, an angel fish

spitalfields study 7 2006

, , , , , ,

spitalfields study 7
2006
drawing in indian ink on silk
38.5×30 cm
collection of jd wetherspoon,
one of three textile studies purchased by the interior designer for a Wetherspoon’s pub in Nottingham

16th century costume study 2006

, , , , , ,

16th century costume study
2006
drawing in indian ink on silk
38.5×30 cm

collection of jd wetherspoon

one of 3 textile studies purchased by the interior designer for a Wetherspoon’s pub in Nottingham

john the baptist window 2005

, , , , , , ,

john the baptist window
2005
design commission for a window in halifax minster in etched glass

Computer generated image of the commission to design a window for Halifax Minster in Halifax, West Yorkshire.
The window was fabricated by Peter Habergham of ABS Display Graphics in Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire.

bones, brains and bytes 2005

, , , , , , ,

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 […]

marye the quene 2005

, , , , , ,

marye the quene
2005
drawing, painting and machine embroidery on silk
211×133 cm

commission for Hampshire County Council

Commissioned by Hampshire County Council to commemmorate the 450th anniversary the marriage of Mary Tudor to Philip the 2nd of Spain at Winchester Cathedral. The piece refers to paintings by Hans Eworth, Holbein & Titian.

sex and the seaside 2004

, , , , , , ,

sex and the seaside
2004
drawing, painting and machine embroidery
painted wood frame
260×99 cm

collection of kirklees council

Commissioned by Kirklees Council for their touring exhibition of cards by Bamforth & Co, Secrets of the Sexy Seaside Postcard. The piece depicts Bamforth’s characters as contemporary celebs on holiday in Benidorm, the new Blackpool.

They are, from left to right:
David Beckham, his missus, the […]

how could she sleep at night? 2004

, , , , , ,

how could she sleep at night?
2004
drawing, painting and machine embroidery on silk
60×70 cm

private collection

Made for the 62 Group exhibition Of Material Concern at the Millennium Galleries in Sheffield. The piece depicts Marye Tudor catching a glimpse of herself in a strapwork mirror, after a good day’s elimination.

aquarius 2004

, , , , , ,

aquarius
2004
drawing and machine embroidery on silk
70×65 cm

private collection

a commission for a friend of the Paddy

wunderkammer 2003

, , , , , ,

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

, , , , , , , ,

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

, , , , , , ,

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 […]

researching grandfather 2001

, , , , , ,

researching grandfather
2001
drawing, painting and machine embroidery on silk
91×77.5 cm

collection of bankfield museum, halifax

Made for the 62 Group exhibition A Collective Response at Bankfield Museum, Halifax. The exhbition was so called for artists to respond to the collections in the museum. The piece illustrates the life of Paddy’s grandfather who was a soldier in the Duke of Wellington’s […]

millennium plate design 2000

, , , , , , ,

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

, , , ,

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

, , , ,

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

, , , , ,

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

east hartford celebrates the millennium 2000

, , , , , ,

east hartford celebrates the millennium
2000
drawing, painting and machine embroidery on silk
181×80 cm

public commission

This is the commission for East Hartford Community Centre’s millennium celebrations. East Hartford is a former pit village in Northumberland

 

william lawson pillows 2000

, , , , , , , , , ,

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.

jane and the garden station 2000

, , , , , , ,

jane and the garden station
2000
drawing, painting and machine embroidery on silk
painted wood frame
87×58 cm

private collection

exhibited at the Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead in the 62 Group show Out of the Garden in 2000. It is a portrait of Jane Torday, writer and horticulturalist, outside The Garden Station. Jane started her business, The Garden Station, in the old railway station at Langley on Tyne, Northumberland in 2000. Paddy […]

the stones of venice 2000

, , , , , ,

the stones of venice
2000
drawing, painting and machine embroidery on silk, set in plaster with a painted wood frame

private collection

made for the exhibition Art of The Stitch 2001 at the Mall Galleries, London, and Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead. It alludes to John Ruskin’s The Stones of Venice. Source material for this piece comes various locations in Venice including St Mark’s, the Ca […]

the veiled lady 1998

, , , , , ,

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

, , , , , ,

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

, , , , , , , , , ,

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

ombra mai fu 1998

, , , , , , ,

ombra mai fu
1998
50x50cm
drawing and machine embroidery on silk
private collection

Ombra Mai Fu is an aria from Serse by Handel. It is also known as Handel’s Largo. Surely, any self-respecting Persian King would have Persian cats!

gardening with silk and gold illustrations 1997

, , , ,

gardening with silk and gold illustrations
1997
David & Charles
ISBN 0 7153 0487 9
pp12, 40, 64, 67, 80, 100, 120, 137, 140-1, 142-3, 153, 154

Illustrations for Thomasina Beck’s book Gardening with Silk and Gold

attributes of boreas (detail) 1997

, , ,

attributes of boreas (detail)
1997
74×74 cm
drawing, bonding and painting on antung & organza silks
university of strathclyde fine art collection

One of the Attributes of the Gods made for the In Arkadia exhibition. This one is for Boreas

dionysus 1997

, , , , , , ,

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

, , , , , ,

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

revels 1997

, , , , , ,

revels
1997
285x107cm
drawing and machine embroidery on silk, painted wood frame
private collection

Made for the In Arkadia touring exhibition. This work portrays everyone who worked on the exhibition, and the gods, partaking in the sacred rites of Dionysus, who is sitting down after imbibing too much.

 

northern lights and northern sights 1996

, , , , , ,

northern lights and northern sights
1996
489×737
drawing, painting and machine embroidery on silk, painted wood frame
air uk commission

Commissioned by Air Uk for their 1997 calendar. 12 artists were each sent to a destination Air UK flew to and were commissioned to make a work for that destination. Paddy was sent to Madrid an then to Aberdeen

tunnel vision 1996

, , , ,

tunnel vision
1996
drawing in ink and watercolour on paper
commission for sustrans

drawing for a LandArt commission on the Sustrans C2C Cycle path, for an embankment design and planting on the Edinburgh/London Railway line at Chester le Street. The project was a collaboration between Paddy and horticulturist and writer Jane Torday. Jane subsequently created The Garden Station at […]

an aspiring hat 1994

, , , , , , , , ,

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

, , , , , , , ,

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

, , , , , , , ,

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 […]

the pillars of art 1994

, , , , , , , ,

the pillars of art
1994
235×140
drawing, painting and machine embroidery on silk
site-specific commission for Bankfield Museum, Halifax

a site-specific commission for Bankfield Museum in Halifax. It is a quardratura view includes Edward Akroyd who built it, his life and details found in the museum and aspects of Halifax. Paddy and her cats are in it.
 
 

henry purcell pillow 1992

, , , , , , , ,

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

, , , , , , , , ,

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

, , , , , , , , , ,

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 […]

stellae blundellae 1993

, , , , , ,

stellae blundellae
1993
170x90cm
drawing, painting and machine embroidery on silk
private collection

a private commission, Stars of the Blundells, celebrating the birth signs and interests of the commissioners

drawing for waves counterpane 1993

, , , , , ,

drawing for waves counterpane
1993
41×59 cm
drawing and watercolour on paper
collection of the V&A Museum, London

working drawing for the Waves Counterpane. It was purchases for the Word and Image department of the V&A in London. The drawing is in the book Embroidery Designs for Fashion and Furnishings: Moira Thunder, V&A Publishing, 2014, ISBN 978 1 85177 814 0, p117

the embroiderer’s flowers illustrations 1992

, , , , ,

the embroiderer’s flowers illustrations
1992
David & Charles
ISBN 0 7153 9901 2
pp10, 31, 32, 60, 89, 90, 108, 126

illustrations for the chapter headings for Thomasina Beck’s book The Embroiderer’s Flowers. The original drawings are in various private collections

counterpane for dido and aeneas 1992

, , , , , , , ,

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

, , , , , , , ,

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

, , , , , , ,

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

, , , , , , , , ,

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 […]

punto in aria 1990

, , , , , , ,

punto in aria
1990
drawing, painting & machine embroidery on satin, painted wood frame
collection of The Embroiderers’ Guild, Hampton Court

Punto in aria is a textile technique and the literal translation is stitching in the air, which is what the characters in this typical Feast of the Gods. Characters represented are Federico da Montefeltro, who was the Duke of […]

creation counterpane 1990

, , , , , , , ,

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 […]

il rinascimento 1989

, , , , , , , ,

il rinascimento
1989
60x40cm
drawing, painting and machine embroidery on satin
private collection

made for the exhibition Contemporary British Embroidery at the Contemporary Textile Gallery, London. It celebrates Aquarian Paddy’s 40th birthday

18thc engraving waistcoat 1989

, , , , , , , , ,

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

 

dutch cows and caterpillar legs 1989

, , , , , ,

dutch cows and caterpillar legs
1989
65x40cm
drawing, painting and machine embroidery on satin
private collection

In 1989 Paddy was one of 7 international textile artists invited to work with computerized multi-head embroidery machines in an art and industry project organised by Beatrijs Sterk of Deutsches Textileforum, with Z.S.K. Stickmachinen Gessellschaft mbH, Krefeld, Germany. This piece reflects the project and the leit motifs of that summer, […]

cornucopia dickie waistcoat 1988

, , , , , , , , ,

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

san marco hat 1988

, , , , , , ,

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

an urnest hat 1988

, , ,

an urnest hat
1988
drawing in ink, watercolour and marbling on paper
painted wood frame rubbed with graphite
private collection

one of a series of drawings of fantastical hats for the The Horticulture Show exhibition at Abbot Hall, Kendal, Cumbria. A character from a painting Exaltation of the Cross by Piero della Francesca in Chiesa di San Francesco, Arezzo

 

a capital hat 1988

, , ,

a capital hat
1988
40x30cm
drawing in ink, watercolour and marbling on paper
private collection

one of a series of drawings of fantastical hats for the The Horticulture Show exhibition at Abbot Hall, Kendal, Cumbria. The Duke of Mantua sports the titfer. It is informed by Mantegna’s paintings on the walls of the Camera degli Sposi at the Ducal Palace in […]

cornucapia 1988

, , , , , ,

cornucapia
1988
30x40cm
drawing in ink, watercolour and marbling on paper

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

hearticultural seeds 1988

, , ,

hearticultural seeds
1988
20x10cm
drawing in ink & watercolour on paper
private collection

one of a series of drawings based on seed packets, for the The Horticulture Show exhibition at Abbot Hall, Kendal, Cumbria

woman in the garden, weeding 1990

, , , , , , ,

woman in the garden, weeding
1990
97x83cm
drawing, letraset, painting and machine embroidery on satin
private collection

Made for the 62 Group of Textile Artists exhibition Fascinating Fibres at the Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead. The quote comes from a book of gardening lore

sewing seeds drawing 1998

, , ,

sewing seeds drawing
1988
20x10cm
drawing ink and watercolour on paper

one of a series of seed packet sized drawings for the exhibition The Horticulture Show at Abbot Hall Art Gallery in Kendal

18thc engraving waistcoat drawing 1988

, , , ,

18thc engraving waistcoat drawing
1988
A3
ink and watercolour on paper
private collection

This waistcoat drawing is one of a proposed series informed by 18th century Dutch hand-coloured engravings. The actual waistcoat was purchased by the Embroiderers’ Guild for their collection at Hampton Court.

the embroiderer’s story 1995

, , , , ,

the embroiderer’s story
1995
David & Charles
ISBN 0 7135 0238 8
pp11,24, 39, 60, 88, 94, 98, 114, 128, 154, 155

Illustrations for the book The Embroiderer’s Story by Thomasina Beck

 

still life in my girlie shed 2007

, , , , ,

still life in my girlie shed
2007
67×54 cm
drawing in indian ink on silk
mdf frame rubbed with graphite
private collection

made for the exhibition In Praise of Sheds at the Garden Station, Langley, Hexham. It illustrates the things stored in Paddy’s shed

northumberland wildlife trust 2008

, , ,

illustrations for the northumberland wildlife trust
2008
ink and watercolour on paper

commissioned drawings for the Northumberland Wildlife Trust for a leaflet to help residents look after their streams