Textile artist Amanda Hislop will present a series of artwork at the O3 Gallery, Oxford Castle from Saturday 18th September until Sunday 17th October. In this collection, Amanda responds to the timeless themes of land, sea, sky, and trees. The images created do not reveal the landscape directly but are a response to what it feels like to be within the landscape; an impressionistic sense of the place, a moment of time, a response to light and color.
Amanda combines drawn and painted marks with the tactile qualities of the thread, paper, and fabric. She captures the essence of the landscape, using drawing to record fleeting fragments observed and absorbed. Consideration of linear qualities and the interaction of vertical and horizontal elements in composition, texture and subdued, subtle color reflect Amanda’s training in woven textiles and painting. Intuitive brush marks, stitch, layered paper, and fabric evolve and expand into original art work evoking atmosphere and quiet stillness.
Amanda lives and works in Oxfordshire. She is a member of the Oxfordshire Craft Guild, Prism Textile Exhibiting Group, Oxford Embroiderers Guild and Oxford Textile Workshop.