WELCOME TO HUE AND DYE
Painting on Silk by Margaret Wilmot
PAINTING ON SILK – VIBRANT COLOURED DYES AND A LUSTROUS FABRIC – WHAT A COMBINATION!
PAINTING ON SILK – an ancient art and contemporary inspiration
Painting on silk is an ancient art, practised by the Chinese for calligraphy and painting since 5000 BC – long before they had paper.
I continue to be fascinated by the way vibrant dyes flow through silk, and the lustre and depth of colour revealed after steam-fixing the finished work.
Paintings are built up in layers from any white markings, through pale colours to dark. After steam-fixing and hand washing the silk, most paintings are framed by me.
I also produce wearable art such as long scarves, hand rolling the hems for a quality finish.
Inspiration for my work comes from the hedgerows and landscapes of Cumbria, Scotland, and other wild places. As a keen walker it is a real privilege to live in such a beautiful area.
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Painted silk wall panels, scarves, lavender bags, greeting cards and mounted prints
Call: 07305 943315 or 07305 777113