Portraits

Recently, I have begun working on a series of portraits of First World War poets who died during the war and of my ‘Cultural Super Heroes’ – these have so far been men with great beards! As well as these, I have created portraits of my close family. These portraits have used traditional techniques, including hand and machine embroidery, as well as hooky matting. You can find out more about the individual portraits in the ‘portrait’ section of ‘Subjects’ in the drop down.

Portrait of war poet Wilfred Owen

Portrait of war poet Wilfred Owen

Hand and machine embroidered portrait of war poet Rupert Brooke

Hand and machine embroidered portrait of war poet Rupert Brooke

Isaac Rosenberg hand stitched portrait.

Isaac Rosenberg hand stitched portrait.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hand and machine embroidered portrait of cricket player W.G. Grace.

Hand and machine embroidered portrait of cricket player W.G. Grace.

William Morris part of the 'Super Hero' series portrait.

William Morris part of the ‘Super Hero’ series portrait.

'Green Man' hand and machine stitched portrait.

‘Green Man’ hand and machine stitched portrait.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kitty, machine embroidery with acrylic and mixed media.

‘Kitty’, machine embroidery with acrylic and mixed media.

'Rosie', machine embroidery with acrylic and mixed media

‘Rosie’, machine embroidery with acrylic and mixed media

'Violet', machine embroidery with acrylic and mixed media.

‘Violet’, machine embroidery with acrylic and mixed media.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finished Marilyn Monroe 'hooky' mat portrait.

Finished Marilyn Monroe ‘hooky’ mat portrait.

 

'Matriarchal Trefoil', hooked portrait of my Mum, Nan and Great Aunt.

‘Matriarchal Trefoil’, hooked portrait of my Mum, Nan and Great Aunt.

 

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