Sunday, 14 July 2013

Wool Artist NZ - Portrait Of An Artist

                                               PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST ......


Leanne's interest in Wool Crafts started in 1985, when she began making Wool Pictures, albeit by accident.

Being married to a sheep farmer stimulated the initial interest in wool.  Leanne had three different colored fleeces carded for spinning into yarn that year, but alas they turned out not to be suitable for the task.

At that time she was also having Art lessons in Oils, but trying to paint the scenery on the farm proved to be a big challenge: "I was surrounded by green hills, which I found quite disconcerting."  Tonal paintings were her passion and the Art lessons had given Leanne the skill to understand depth and colour, and to use colour as perspective.

The various shades of un-scoured wools led her to try using them as her paintbrush - Later adding other natural fibres, such as mohair and possum fur.

"I begin by using a white wool background and then lay Colored wool on top.  No glue is used.  Wool is very springy and wants to keep moving, but the texture of the wool binds it together, and it is held in place by glass and frame.  The tonal colours of the wool give an effect like a sepia photograph.  One needs an incredible amount of patience for it all to happen, but I have found it a very rewarding hobby."

Leanne's works, uniquely depit New Zealand scenes of bush, water, hills, mountains and sheep.  They have featured in several New Zealand Art Galleries, and have also been showcased on England's Granada TV.


Website
www.woolartistnz.com

Wool Artist NZ You Tube Channel
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbiYUo_DIjRqoQ4iUo0nG7A/videos





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