Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Artist in Action at Harrogate with Art Van Go

I was invited by Viv and Kevin at Art Van Go to join a team of artists to demonstrate paints ,dyes and printing blocks and mediums. It was like a child in a sweet shop! We had the complete use of all their wonderful products.
As a 3 dimensional artist, I set myself a challenge to 'dress' two manniquins and during the four day event at the Knit & Stitch Show. One manniquin to be dressed in the conventional art papers available but with the addition of colour , the second figure using magazines. Here are the manniquins as seen on the first day..........

Second day

The artpaper dress  developed  using proceon dyes, printing blocks and marcel pens.
Really enjoyed making this dress, sloshing bright colours on papers, printing and making marks finally manipulating the papers to form a flambouyant party dress .....very 'strictly come dancing'!
I loved the gaps in the dress showing the wire frame but had two more days to go, so more layers would be required.

Day three and four will follow!


  1. What fantastic creations! Look forward to seeing them after day 3 and 4.

  2. Oh, but how I would like to wear these dresses! Just lovely, one day i'll get to Harrogate, i hope;)