Jacky Russell

mixed media artist

PROFILE

Jacky’s artwork and fabric construction currently explores the textural and aesthetic quality of eroded landscapes and decayed architecture from her travels in Europe, especially the fascination and intrigue of sealed entrances and doorways. Having produced various artworks, commissioned watercolours and caricatures over the years, the amalgamation of this with her love of embroidery, has evolved distinctive stitch and textured pieces analogous to crumbling walls and fading paintwork. More recently, the eroded landscapes of South Australia have enthused sketch work and future design possibilities.

Using ‘Lutradur’ and hand dyed natural fibres, surfaces are resisted, machine stitched and heat treated with the addition of surface and texture paints. The layering of fabrics, stitching and corroding back create dimensional surfaces, each one concealing or revealing the other. Her design work begins through sketch and collage, leading to innovative books, three dimensional forms and wall pieces.

Visiting workshops and small classes in her studio at home in fabric construction and surface texture, offer hand and machine stitching instruction with surface paint techniques and book assembly. In April 2011 Jacky was a visiting tutor at Fibre Arts Ballarat, Australia.

QUALIFICATIONS

City and Guilds 7802 Machine Embroidery, 1998
HE Diploma in Stitched Textiles (Distinction), 2006

CONTACT

e: jacquelynrussell@hotmail.com