Pam Smyth

Cloth fascinates me – the look and feel of it, the possibilities. I use raw edge applique and simple hand stitches to explore how layers of fabric connected by stitch can offer  layers of meaning.

Concerned by the plight of the critically endangered Red List animals,  I have made a series of stylised animal portraits. I visited wildlife parks, found images, and added  Julia Donaldson’s The Ugly Five, Ralph Steadman’s Critical Critters, and Tim Flach’s Endangered to my bookshelf. I wanted to express my concern and make my animal characters gaze out at the viewer with direct demand.

I am a member of the Thirteen Textile Group and the Textile Studio group.  I lead art projects in schools and take school and interest groups around the art collections at the Keeping Gallery in Bromley.





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