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Agapanthus flowers 6-9-16

Agapanthus flowers textile collage Amanda Richardson Artist

The last Agapanthus flowers of the season are models for flower-heads in this commission. I only hope they last long enough for me to create all the collage flowers needed for the piece.

White Wisteria 2-9-16

White Wisteria textile collage Amanda Richardson Artist

The first White Wisteria flowers for a commission for which I did the design work early in the summer. These racemes of flowers are very complex ,but I am loving the variations on the theme of white.

Anna Hummingbirds in the making 23-8-16

Anna Hummingbirds in the making textile collage Amanda Richardson Artist

Anna Hummingbirds in the making. Having painted dye-work for two birds, I have heat transferred these to satin, then cut them up and am re-assembling them with varying tonal shifts within each bird. Now for the detail.

hummingbird dyework 20-8-16

hummingbird dyework for textile collage - Amanda Richardson Aritst

The obvious work to keep me busy while at the Salthouse was finely detailed dye-work, including these Anna Hummingbirds. Although I have successfully used this approach when creating butterflies, this is the first time with birds and I shall have to wait until I return to the studio next week to see how well it works.

Salthouse Gallery exhibition 18-8-16

Salthouse Gallery exhibition Amanda Richardson Artist

Families come to St Ives in August and it was wonderful to have the Salthouse Gallery full of mothers and children enjoying the cultural side of the town as well as the glorious beaches.

Salthouse Gallery invitation 9-8-16

Salthouse Gallery invitation

Here is the invitation to my summer exhibition in St Ives. I do hope lots of you will come. If you know anyone on holiday in West Cornwall next week it would be great to meet them too.

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