Anne Kelly, BFA, ATC – About me
http://annekellytextiles.wordpress.com ‘Clothbound’ blog
I collect recycled fabric, paper and ephemera using collage, stitch, photographic and print processes to create a range of work, most of which is framed. My inspirations are travel, memory and vintage imagery from a variety of sources. These have been described as 'small worlds' and my current layered mixed media work started life as mainly botanical in subject matter before developing into larger more narrative works. Often it can be a small scrap or remnant of fabric that inspires a whole piece and I’m inspired by naïve and folk art. Collaborations are an important aspect of my work and I enjoy working with other artists. I also produce commissions for private and public individuals - examples of these ‘collages in cloth’, based on special places, people and spaces can be found on my website. I teach a range of levels of ability and am guest tutor at Jersey Textile Showcase in 2014.
I’ve co written my first book for Batsford/Anova press published in September 2013 called ‘Connected Cloth’