Best Before
Best Before

embroidery onto acrylic canvas 40cm x 40cm. 2015

Fortuitous
Fortuitous

Oil,acrylic & neon pink embroidery. 55cm x 55cm. (SOLD)

 

PAINT WITH THREAD COLLECTION

An abrupt moment of time, energy, chance and the accidental are captured in the inimitable splatters of paint. However, get closer and you will see this was no accident, in fact not even paint; they are embroidered paint splatters.

The carefully planned, labour intensive act of delicately stitched threads, cunningly mimic yet contradict the very nature of the subject matter, creating juxtaposition between the intentional and accidental, the premeditated and the impulsive.

Blurring the lines between textile art and fine art, I use embroidery as the dominant medium, challenging notions of traditional painting techniques by mimicking its characteristics through embroidery. Expressed through a dark and slightly anarchic sense of humour, the Paint With Thread series draws attention to the fashionability and status of textile art. Pulling it to the foreground and striping away its passive femininity. My aim is to transform the gentle act of embroidery into the dominant force, an embodiment of control, power and beauty.

The Paint With Thread series also pay homage to those happy accidents which lead to new ideas and new ways of thinking. Celebrating the creative progress found through error. Mistakes; “They don’t define you, they refine you”, Salvador Dali.

Tester
Tester

embroidery onto acrylic canvas 60cm x 40cm. 2015

Faulty Item
Faulty Item

embroidery onto acrylic canvas 60cm x 60cm. 2015

Autumnal Bliss
Autumnal Bliss

Acrylics & black embroidery. 50cm 50cm. (SOLD)

Starting Again
Starting Again

Acrylics & black embroidery. 75cm x 75cm. (SOLD)

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Superatus
Superatus

Acrylics & neon yellow embroidery. 100cm x 55cm. (SOLD)

Oops A Daisy
Oops A Daisy

Oil, acrylic & black embroidery. 120cm x 85cm. (SOLD)

Dripping In It
Dripping In It

Oil, acrylic & gold thread embroidery. 85cm x 70cm. (SOLD)

Kelly Jenkins_multipack front.jpg
Rhapsody
Rhapsody

Oil,acrylic & neon pink embroidery. 55cm x 55cm

Euphoria
Euphoria

Acrylics & black embroidery. 45cm x 45cm

Rapture
Rapture

Acrylics & gold thread embroidery. 55cm x 55cm. (SOLD)

Cosmic Sympthony
Cosmic Sympthony

Oil, acrylic & black embroidery. 50cm x 50cm. (SOLD)

Fusillade
Fusillade

Acrylics and neon orange embroidery on canvas

50cm x 50cm

Best Before
Fortuitous
Tester
Faulty Item
Autumnal Bliss
Starting Again
Kelly Jenkins_display item.jpg
Superatus
Oops A Daisy
Dripping In It
Kelly Jenkins_multipack front.jpg
Rhapsody
Euphoria
Rapture
Cosmic Sympthony
Fusillade
Best Before

embroidery onto acrylic canvas 40cm x 40cm. 2015

Fortuitous

Oil,acrylic & neon pink embroidery. 55cm x 55cm. (SOLD)

 

PAINT WITH THREAD COLLECTION

An abrupt moment of time, energy, chance and the accidental are captured in the inimitable splatters of paint. However, get closer and you will see this was no accident, in fact not even paint; they are embroidered paint splatters.

The carefully planned, labour intensive act of delicately stitched threads, cunningly mimic yet contradict the very nature of the subject matter, creating juxtaposition between the intentional and accidental, the premeditated and the impulsive.

Blurring the lines between textile art and fine art, I use embroidery as the dominant medium, challenging notions of traditional painting techniques by mimicking its characteristics through embroidery. Expressed through a dark and slightly anarchic sense of humour, the Paint With Thread series draws attention to the fashionability and status of textile art. Pulling it to the foreground and striping away its passive femininity. My aim is to transform the gentle act of embroidery into the dominant force, an embodiment of control, power and beauty.

The Paint With Thread series also pay homage to those happy accidents which lead to new ideas and new ways of thinking. Celebrating the creative progress found through error. Mistakes; “They don’t define you, they refine you”, Salvador Dali.

Tester

embroidery onto acrylic canvas 60cm x 40cm. 2015

Faulty Item

embroidery onto acrylic canvas 60cm x 60cm. 2015

Autumnal Bliss

Acrylics & black embroidery. 50cm 50cm. (SOLD)

Starting Again

Acrylics & black embroidery. 75cm x 75cm. (SOLD)

Superatus

Acrylics & neon yellow embroidery. 100cm x 55cm. (SOLD)

Oops A Daisy

Oil, acrylic & black embroidery. 120cm x 85cm. (SOLD)

Dripping In It

Oil, acrylic & gold thread embroidery. 85cm x 70cm. (SOLD)

Rhapsody

Oil,acrylic & neon pink embroidery. 55cm x 55cm

Euphoria

Acrylics & black embroidery. 45cm x 45cm

Rapture

Acrylics & gold thread embroidery. 55cm x 55cm. (SOLD)

Cosmic Sympthony

Oil, acrylic & black embroidery. 50cm x 50cm. (SOLD)

Fusillade

Acrylics and neon orange embroidery on canvas

50cm x 50cm

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