Anne Carpenter

Anne Carpenter

Venue 49

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I draw and I paint , but my medium is fabric. I cut and scissors are my pencil. I cut and place the fabrics and it is like painting. There is no preliminary drawing. 

Linear effects are gained from teased and drawn threads. Shading and tonality are achieved by use of nets and tulle. 

My technique has developed over many years , as has my interest in the medium of fabrics. The limitless variety of textur, colour, pattern and fibres, both synthetic and natural, is highly stimulating.

My choice of subject matter varies. As an interest takes hold I will exploit itspotential, be it architectural forms, tree, fruit and vegetables, plants or animals. The aim to find the most suitable fabric to simulate appearances is exciting. 

I was trained in pottery and pottery-modelling.  I believe this accounts for mystrong interest in presenting three-dimensional qualities in my work and which has, over many years, resulted in commissions to portray houses, animals and to commemorate events. 

Anne has sold to the USA and Europe and has exhibited widely, including the European Parliament Buildings in Strasbourg twice and Brussels.

Commissioned work has gone to Denmark, Spain, Switzerland and the USA.