Meet Carole Waller, the talented painter & textile artist, for an exclusive talk at The Gainsborough Bath Spa…
Wednesday, 27 September 2017
14.00 – 15.30
£10 per person (including tea & scones)
Join versatile local artist Carole Waller for a talk with tea and scones in The Chapel at the Gainsborough Bath Spa to hear about her life in colour. Carole creates art to wear or wearable art which is on sale exclusively in Bath through her store; One Two Five Gallery on Abbey Green in Bath. This year her collection takes on a special significance - inspired by the 250th birthday of the Royal Crescent so she has incorporated elements from this iconic building into her work which features jackets in the finest silk organza, beautifully cut dresses and coats and scarves. Her skill is applying her carefully observed designs to many different textures and fabrics. Her colourful coat currently features in “A View from the Crescent”, an exhibition at No.1 Royal Crescent.
Carole’s creations are distinctive, reflecting movement and fluidity, applying colour with bold brush strokes to make each piece unique. Her artistic journey is a fascinating one – starting at Canterbury College of Art after which she studied for an MA in fine art textiles at Cranbrook Academy, Michigan. The calibre of her work has been recognised by stores like Harvey Nichols and Liberty’s who carried her clothes. More recently Carole has gravitated back to the beautiful city she calls home when an opportunity presented itself to create an independent store and gallery with her partner, potter Gary Wood.
Painting on a larger canvas, Carole’s work is at its most dramatic seen behind glass and has featured in gardens at the Chelsea Flower Show, Lacock Abbey and Westonbirt National Arboretum as well as high profile interior installations. She was awarded a major grant from the Arts Council England to develop a body of work with glass and later won a QEST (Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust) award to study painting on glass. She is especially honoured that The V&A Museum has chosen two pieces of her work as part of their important Textiles & Fashion Collection.
For more details and to book your place, please call 01225 355329 or email firstname.lastname@example.org