Joyce Brown, High River AB
Fibre Artist/ Teacher / Quilt Judge
I am a fibre artist with a passion for learning new techniques and utilizing them in many ways in my art. Art quilts and landscape quilts have allowed me to use mixed media to design wall hangings which reflect my joy of life.
The opportunity to travel the world has enabled me to integrate the culture and heritage of different nationalities into my work. My inspiration comes from places and things I see. Kenya batiks, silk paintings of India, beading of Cree Indians in northern Alberta to the views of fields and mountains from my windows, provide me with a plethora of ideas. The wonder of colours, textures and designs in the landscapes and art of the world truly motivates me.
My use of surface design techniques such as painting, dyeing, stamping and resists, allow me to create fabric that is unique for each piece of art. Embellishment with stitching, beading, foiling or whatever else catches my fancy finishes the pieces.
Teaching is a passion for me as I love to share my enthusiasm for both art and traditional quilting. I teach regularly at a local quilt shop. Guilds, libraries and other art societies have also hired me.
My fibre art creations have been shown in High River and the surrounding Foothills. I have been juried into art shows and sold numerous pieces.
I am a Certified Quilting Judge in Canada.