Linda Gleave

textile and mixed media artist

PROFILE

Linda worked in the textile industry and later tutored on Visual Studies courses before developing and exhibiting individual textile art pieces.

Her personal work demonstrates an interest in landscape and the natural world through travels in this country and abroad. She draws and paints from either direct observation or photographs and manipulates the resulting imagery using image transfer techniques, direct mark-making and hand and machine stitch.

Her aim is to capture the effects of light on the landscape and the fragility of the earth through both colour and monochromatic images and the application of simple stitches. Creating a sense of movement is also an integral part of depicting the subject matter, which is often only observed fleetingly.

EXHIBITIONS

2016
 
The Sewing Machine Project with Studio 21, The Lansdown Gallery, Stroud, Gloucestershire for the S.I.T. Festival, May
 
Annual Exhibition with Leicester Society of Artists, New Walk Museum, Leicester, November
 
Burghley House, Stamford with the LSBI, October
2015

The Sewing Machine Project with Studio 21, South Hill Park, Bracknell, Berkshire.
November 2015

Annual Exhibition with Leicester Society of Artists, New Walk Museum, Leicester

The Guildhall, Guildhall Lane, Leicester with the LSBI, September

2014

Open Studios with ArtHouse, Leicester, June 2014

Sewing for Pleasure at NEC, Birmingham, March 2014

Drawing with Words with Leicester Society of Artists, New Walk Museum, Leicester, 12th December 2013- 12th January 2014

2013

Chinese Whispers with Studio 21, South Hill Park, Bracknell, Berkshire, 13th-27th October 2013

2012

Annual Exhibition with Leicester Society of Artists, New Walk Museum, Leicester, 21st July- 19th August 2012

2011

Highcliffe Castle, Highcliffe, Hampshire with Quattro

Continuum with Studio 21 at Festival of Quilts NEC, Birmingham

New Walk Museum, Leicester with Leicester Society of Artists

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Surrey with the LSBI

2010

Gallery 54, Shepherd Market, London

Denbies, Dorking, Surrey

New Walk Museum, Leicester with Leicester Society of Artists

2009

Signature Gallery, Kendal, Cumbria

Fountains Gallery, East Molesley, Hampton Court.

Highcliffe Castle, Highcliffe, Hampshire with Quattro

New Walk Museum, Leicester with Leicester Society of Artists

2008

New Walk Museum, Leicester with Leicester Society of Artists

2007

Knitting and Stitching Show with Studio 21, Birmingham, London, Dublin and Harrogate.

2006

Art of the STITCH, an International Open Biennial exhibition presented by the Embroiderers Guild in association with Coats Crafts UK

City Gallery, Leicester- Solo exhibition

Hidden Treasures, Leicestershire

Charles Henry Foyle Trust at Forge Mill, Redditch

QUALIFICATIONS

Dip AD Fashion/Textiles

Dip HE Stitched Textiles (with Distinction) validated by Buckinghamshire Chilterns University.

MEMBERSHIPS

Studio 21 Textile Group

Leicester Society of Artists

Leicestershire Society of Botanical Illustrators (LSBI)

Quattro

CONTACT

e: linda_don@hotmail.co.uk