Heather Marshall - Church textiles

Artist's profile

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I am a textile artist who creates stoles, vestments, altar cloths as well as large-scale textile pieces for private and public spaces.

I am based in Kenilworth, Warwickshire, UK where I now live and work. I studied textile design and gained an MA in surface pattern from the University of Central England.

My work is made by layering different textural fabrics over each other and then adding machine embroidery to create expressively colourful textile pieces. Through my work I explore spiritual themes, colour relationships, combinations and associations to create different feelings, moods and emotions and even an idea of a time or place.

I draw inspiration from the natural world and its changing colours throughout the seasons. My work is often inspired by landscape. I am also influenced by other artists with a strong colour sense in their work such as Patrick Heron, Mark Rothko, Henri Matisse and Paul Klee. I use colour to express the seasonal and liturgical colours.

I am available for commissions of church textiles and stoles and would be happy to offer design consultation to ensure that each piece is unique, personal and individual.