Justine Warner is inspired by the beautiful Yorkshire countryside on her doorstep and has developed a distinctive style for the textile art landscapes she creates. She works under the brand Pearl Loves Paisley.
She loves to experiment with different techniques and materials. A VERY surprising and very important element in her work is… patterned men’s ties. Yes, stripey, spotty, and particularly paisley. When you look closely you can see those patterns hiding in plain sight in her atmospheric landscapes of woods and rolling hills.
Justine shares her inspiration, techniques and her story of how she has developed her art practice alongside being a busy secondary school teacher.
Susan Weeks chats with Justine Warner about:
- Her love of recycling – even old photographic plates
- Renovating old stables into a lovely new studio
- Hiding patterned men’s ties in plain sight in her landscapes
- Oooooo winning a prize at the village show as a total newcomer!
- Creating landscapes inspired by the local scenery
- Blending the patterns, textures and richness of the ties
- The delights of the village Jumble Sale
- What to do with all the labels from all those ties?
- Using Tyvek, Lutrador, painting on Bondaweb, and burning back the layers
- It’s hard to know where to start capturing the beauty and variety of the Yorkshire landscape
- Having a love hate relationship with seed beads
- Practical solutions developed by trial and error
- Creating personal connections combining a loved ones ties and their favourite view
- Juggling school teaching and her own art practice development
- Setting up Zoom online workshops
- When we love what we are doing, it doesn’t ever feel like hard work!
- Who is Pearl and why does she love Paisley???
Learn How To Use Zoom To Run Your Art Workshops & Craft Group Meetings
Justine has been experimenting with running her workshops via Zoom.
Do you know that I offer training in using Zoom?
I offer a practical online course to teach you how to use Zoom securely and professionally. I show you where all the settings are and what are the very important ones. I go through all the logistics of planning and scheduling and running a meeting. Equipment is also covered – lights, microphones, tripods and stands. Want to split your attendees into smaller groups? Breakout rooms are fab for doing that. You can use Zoom to host 1-to-1 mentoring and tuition, run large groups, present to an audience and just with yourself as an easy way to record your presentation for others to watch at a later date.
Please message me for more information, to ask questions and to book.
All this, for the price of £49.
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North Yorkshire & East Yorkshire places we also mentioned:
Salt gallery, Beverley
And here are a couple of links to some lovely photographs around different areas of Yorkshire: