About Frances Taylor - Ottawa
I make fine art as well as functional and wearable art. My fine art is mostly needle-felted using wool, silk and other fibres as well as hand-embroidery to add the fine details. I often hand-dye my materials, and sometimes use semi-precious stones, machine embroidery, fabric paints and recycled copper wire to achieve the textures and colours that I seek. I frequently incorporate recycled materials that otherwise would go to landfill. My goal is to make art that stimulates the senses and communicates caring for the environment.
My art work is in private collections throughout Ottawa and is periodically displayed in galleries, art shows and group exhibits. I occasionally teach in workshop settings, or individuals and small groups in my studio. Please contact me for information on topics and my teaching schedule.
I'm pleased to announce that one of my pieces was published in the book "Worldwide Colours of Felt", available now. See this site for more information: http://textiellink.nl/en/
I welcome enquiries regarding commissions -- both artwork and the many other wearable art items that I make. Please contact me. My Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/frances.taylor.3720190
July 18 to September 1: Water exhibit in oil, acrylic, watercolour, fibre, mixed media collage and metal sculpture at Streve Design in Perth. The exhibit includes 4 of my fibre art pieces as well as a water-themed hand-made book, based on Jean Ferrat's song "Raconte-moi la mer". Vernissage August 8, 5:00 to 7:00 pm. On the main floor, Streve Design is showcasing water-themed clothing, accessories and jewellery, with no tax on anything blue in the boutique. Do check out this lovely boutique with many elegant wearable art items.
September 7-8: 24th Annual Fibrefest, Mississippi Textile Museum,
Location: Almonte Community Centre, 182 Bridge Street, Almonte Ontario, K0A 1A0
September 20-21: Fashion show on September 20, where you'll be able to buy wearable art items right off the models, followed by a sale on September 21. In Merrickville -- stay tuned for details.
The River Guild, Perth, Ontario: has a selection of my fibre art wall "paintings" -- needle felted and hand-embroidered. They also have a fine selection of my hats with feathers, pieced fleece jackets, greeting cards and a few other items.
The Gallery, Arnprior, Ontario: has a selection of my hats with feathers and various other items.