I have been away in Whitby this weekend and whilst wandering thru the streets and lanes I found a gorgeous cafe, The Art Cafe, on Flowergate. What drew me to go and look inside was the fantastic textiles piece by an artist called Judith Reece which was in the window. On further exploration I found about 15 more of her pieces inside this gorgeous little cafe. If we hadn't had the dog with us I think I would have been tempted to order a hot chocolate and curl up on one of the comfy leather sofas and just sit and take in the sights on offer.
Judith's work is truly amazing, it is mostly landscape based, inspired by nature, hills, moors, rock pools, the sea. I found it really stunning the way she uses her own hand-dyed fabrics, layering them, cutting, stitching and burning them to reveal layers below, creating undulations, waves and skies in a way I can only admire, silvery delicate threads, soft ethereal colours... I could go on!! The end result I can only describe as 'magical' and it has to be seen in the flesh to be fully appreciated. When you find an artist like this whom you really admire I think its' great to spread the word and share your discovery with others.
You can check out her website and have a look for yourself or get a list of where you can find her work for sale.