Alicia Merrett is a textile artist, passionate about colour and texture. For several years she has been making stitched and quilted maps, either imaginary or based on real ones. Alicia believes maps are an ancient and important part of mankind’s quest to interpret and understand the world. Alicia exhibits all over the world, lectures, and teaches workshops. In Somerset, she has exhibited at the Bishop’s Palace in Wells, the Somerset Rural Life Museum in Glastonbury, the Museum of Somerset in Taunton, and recently at Glastonbury Abbey.
Contemporary Art Quilts
Caroline Walsh- Waring
Inspired by the landscape Caroline’s surrealist images convey insights into a world of thought provoking images, imbuing her work with a sense of life and energy. She carries this imagery on into her recent explorations with ceramic sculptures. She trained in Textiles then went on to study painting and drawing in London and France. She exhibits successfully throughout the UK, including London, Europe and America and regularly undertakes commissions.
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My interests have always been in art history, cultures, museums and theatre, expressed in two and three dimensions in prints, paintings and wire mesh.
I studied at Chelsea School of Art and Falmouth College of Art and later did an art history degree at Queensland University. I have exhibited in London and Bath and at the RA and RWA and now live in Bath.
I have always enjoyed drawing/painting but it was not until I retired that I found the time required. I work in acrylic or oils,although representational my work intends to suggest rather than depict an accurate observation of the subject using simple composition and minimal palette always preferring ambiguity to clarity.