Barbara Fidoe

Artist, Maker, Lecturer / academic, Community worker

Much of the work I create is a response to the impact of surrounding environments at home and abroad, where everyday situations and visual memories are gathered and expressed in the designs and colour. The worked pieces are often intuitive and controlled compositions, discovered through the process of balancing colour, shape and texture, allowing the work to evolve through invention and the process of the making. With a fascination of the way time is expressed by the process of old worn, aged and weathered objects and places, I developed a way to translate this to the cloth. A sequence of layering techniques are applied to the cloth, using a combination of painting and silk screen-printing by hand, to build up and take away layers of colour and texture. The choice of fabric, using mainly velvet and silk/mix devore' cloth was dictated by the ability they have to carry the richness of the dyes, giving the impression of depth and structure to the cloth. a quality necessary to the finished work. read full statement

Location Stratford-on-Avon, West Midlands
Activities Primary education, Higher education, Further education, Adult education, Lecturing, Residencies, Workshops, Arts in health, Community arts, Participatory projects, Private commissions
Artforms Education project, Mixed Media, Painting, Participatory, Textiles
Website http://barbarafidoe.co.uk