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Image of the Month “Snow Orchard” by Ruth Baron Ezra SGFA

The graphic qualities of snow-covered landscapes have always fascinated me. Clarity and detail appear sharpened when tonal polarities of intense whiteness and darkness sit side by side. When I was studying at Wall Hall College I would often take a walk … Continue reading

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Image of the Month: Lesley Bower ASGFA

I was recently commissioned to create a site-specific work for my friend’s house in Puglia. The work could feature the olive tree growing in the wide courtyard facing the owners’ olive grove below. My friend suffers from macular degeneration and described to me … Continue reading

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Image of the Month – Glimpses of Summer by Sally Wilson ASGFA

 This piece was produced for the 2013 National Stitch/Madeira competition. The criteria is to create a piece which epitomises the given title by machine embroidery or hand stitching. I use a very basic Bernina sewing machine in straight stitch mode … Continue reading

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Image of the Month – Low Tide, Putney by Wendy Winfield ASGFA

Ever since I moved back to Kingston more than twenty years ago the urban Thames has been a constant draw. An attraction generally as a motif and specifically an opportunity to get down onto the strand at low-tide with  an  … Continue reading

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Image of the Month – A Silhouette of Michael Herbert by Charles Burns SGFA

This is not exactly a silhouette, but what is known amongst us silhouettists as a portrait ‘en grisaille’. This started life as a freehand cutting – cut from laid white paper with scissors – which was then embellished using a … Continue reading

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Image of the Month – The Modern Alchemist by Elizabeth Barton SGFA

The Modern Alchemist was originally inspired by a conversation about a chemistry lecturer, who was afraid of women, and his girlfriend, who had a phobia about birds. It all started as an ironic joke. The dancer is a figure from … Continue reading

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