News and Upcoming Events

Update 1/2018

 

Sorry that I have disappeared from the art scene for awhile.

I have had an odd diagnosis that has required time to learn

how to manage.


I hope to be a bit more creative this year: returning to doing

Spring and Fall demonstrations at the Folk Art Center.


There are several framed "painted quilts" currently available,

at the Folk art center, and at my studio.


Call for an appointment.



 

 

 


 

"Unspoken Wishes"

 32" x 33" framed

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RITUALS AND RELICS

mixed-media using recycled

materials,  36"x22"

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Painted Quilts

What inspires me as an artist, in particular an art quilt artist? First and foremost, it's the natural world.  My studio in the western North Carolina Mountains provides unending visual inspiration for my painted quilts. The way the light and shadows play in the trees and on the mountain outside my front door; observing the diverse species of birds that sing around my feeders, watching butterflies feed in my garden--these things bring me joy and creativity.

I am intrigued by found objects, things most people would simply throw away. I include them in my art quilts for a very unusual effect. See how old computer parts and cancelled stamps become art materials in my quilted wall hangings.

Sometimes things in life happen that interrupt my best laid plans, a friend's illness or a reminder of mother earth's fragility. The results are very personal art quilts, quilts that heal, that provide shields of protection.

© 2018 Bernie Rowell
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