jane and the garden station 2000

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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 […]

ombra mai fu 1998

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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!

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

revels 1997

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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.

 

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.
 
 

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

il rinascimento 1989

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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