Susan Mathews, Ocean Grove, Victoria

Website: www.susanmathews.info
E-mail: quiltmakers@ozquiltnetwork.org.au 

My drawings are the genesis for all my textile work. In my classes I like to underline the key role drawing can play in creating original work. I have been practicing a wide variety of different textile and related techniques for four decades now which gives me a good technical base to work from. My surroundings and the natural environment inspires my work.

Often beginning with white cloth, I layer techniques in my work, in a sense reflecting the history and narrative around my subject. Printmaking, especially linocut, collagraph and silk screen printing techniques, is a passion and I explore ways to successfully integrate printed images with my own individual ways of creating stitched textiles.Generous amounts of free motion machine quilting throws the printed design into relief and enhances the surface. Drawing, colour, pattern, surface design and thread use are key elements to my art practice.

Celebration

Susan Mathews - CelebrationRetail Price: AUD $3,800
Dimensions: 103.5cm x 157cm (H x W)
Statement: Part of an ongoing series of work based on Austrlain native plants which I love. The various coloured kangaroo paws seemed to be having a celebration. Lino printing; silk screen printing; collagraph; free motion machine quilting.
Exhibitions: Art Quilt Australia 2015
Photographer:: Susan Mathews

Susan Mathews - Ode Banksias 7Ode to Banksias 7

Retail Price: AUD $3,500
Dimensions: 101cm x 180cm (H x W)
Statement: This quilt celebrates the coastal banksia and is part of an ongoing series of works focusing on Australian native plants which I have a passion for. Lino printing; silk screen printing; free motion quilting.
Exhibitions: Art Quilt Australia 2017, World Quilt Competition 2018
Awards:Highly Commended Art Quilt Australia 2017, Best Use of Colour (Innovative), World Quilt Competition 2018
Photographer:
Susan Mathews

Ode to Banksias 5

Ode to Banksias 5 by Susan MathewsRetail Price: AUD $3,500
Dimensions: 102cm x 184cm (H x W)
Statement: This quilt celebrates the coastal banksia and is part of an ongoing series of works focusing on Australian native plants which I have a passion for. Lino printing; silk screen printing; free motion quilting.
Awards: Golden Textures 2017
Photographer: Susan Mathews

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