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, […]

in the palmhouse 1983

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in the palmhouse
1983
42×43 cm
private collection
machine embroidered satin and cotton organdie
velvet frame

This piece won the First Prize in Rachel B. Kay-Shuttleworth Competition for Embroidery at Gawthorpe Hall near Burnley,
Lancashire.

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 […]

national garden festival 1990, the staithes 1986

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national garden festival 1990, the staithes
1986
machine embroidery on satin
42 x 59.4 cm

collection of gateshead council, commission for NGF 90

the only one of 4 pieces completed for posters for the National Garden Festival 1990 in Gateshead

17th century costume study 2011

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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

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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. […]

spitalfields study 7 2006

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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

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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

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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.

marye the quene 2005

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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

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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 […]

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

researching grandfather 2001

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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 […]

east hartford celebrates the millennium 2000

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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

 

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 […]

attributes of boreas (detail) 1997

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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

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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.

northern lights and northern sights 1996

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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

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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

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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

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 […]

the pillars of art 1994

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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.
 
 

drawing for waves counterpane 1993

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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

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 […]

punto in aria 1990

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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

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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

 

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.