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Wraptious Artist Competition Autumn 2019

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 It’s that time of year again - not the run up to Christmas, but the Wraptious Artist Competition.  If you have been following me for a while, you will know that I entered the Spring competition.  I didn’t place, but I did make a few sales.  You can see my earlier blog post here.

I wasn’t sure whether to enter again, but this time I have had some advanced warning and I was working on a project that I thought would fit the criteria.  Much of what I do for the rest of the year is creating repeat patterns for fabric, but these current designs work as stand-alone pieces. They would, therefore, work as either cushion covers or art prints.

The inspiration began when I reworked the guide book for my local church, St Mary’s, North Mymms.  There was a brief leaflet and I worked it into a guide book, for which we could charge to raise money for the church.  This little parish church is blessed with lots of historically interesting architectural details and monuments.  However, what I discovered was that there was no information about the stained glass, which is beautiful.  I have always loved Church stained glass. 

As you will see from my work, I am a lover of colour and stained glass embodies the joy of colour in art.  I am always drawn to stained glass first and I love traditional stained glass colours and patterns used in church stained glass.

 I was not interested in creating religious subject matter, but I wanted to take loose inspiration from stained glass.  When I started to create my first motifs, I really enjoyed the combination of natural hand-drawn shapes and geometrical shapes, and I have gone on to explore this further.

Wraptious-competition---preliminary-sketchesThe colours I have chosen all come from a church stained glass window.  I have limited the palette but used three different tones of the same colour, which you will be able to see from the finished designs.

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The designs are available to buy as art prints and cushions until 25th December 2019.  See link here.

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 I would also really appreciate a vote over on Facebook, to help me become a finalist.  Click here to vote.  Thank you so much!

 

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