Maria Boyle



By mariaboyle, Oct 23 2017 01:49PM

Great to be part of the Prism textiles 2017 exhibition in both Birmingham and London this year. The theme is 'Another time' and I exhibited two different pieces for the two very dfferent galleries.

RBSA Birmingham was a great new location for the group and was well received. We are currenty on in London at Hoxton Arches and again getting good feedback. We are on there till 29th October.

By mariaboyle, Jun 28 2017 04:43PM

A big thank you to those that visited us at ArtistsWorkhouse for the Regeneration open exhibition and our open studios event. I was great to chat to visitors and discuss our work.

The 'Regeneration' exhibition looked great and was a great addition. As per last year, the pop up cafe 'Cakehouse' again proved very popular!

By mariaboyle, Mar 21 2017 06:22PM

On 1st July and 23rd September at ArtistsWorkhouse, Studley, Warwickshire a new workshop that is a really informative and above all a fun way to look at colour!

Working with colour and its meaning is an important part of my practice. This workshop explores the psychology and lnguage of colour and its use in self-expression. In addition it offers practical advice on how to use a colour wheel, mix difficult hues and ways to explore your personal colour palette. Then using pigments and dyes have fun with coloyr making your own pieces on cloth and/or paper.

Workshop is suitable for all levels.

All materials are provided.

For further details contact me or see further details in the 'Workshops' section of my website.

By mariaboyle, Mar 3 2017 04:48PM

How exciting!

Opening evening tonight from 6:30pm for our first exhibition of the year at ArtistsWorkhouse, Studley.

The exhibition is titled 'Portrait' and is a multi-media exhibition of 24 different invited artists, curated by Dawn Harris. It also opens our 2017 programme of events, do check out the website for details of this years programme, workshops etc.

It was an interesting challenge for me creating a new piece of work for the exhibition as it is not a subject I have looked at before. In the end I created a large art textile of 'My emotional life', a self portrait in colour and texture. It was an amazingly relective, personally revealing and non linear exercise!

This 'Portrait' exhibition runs until 12th March, 11am-4pm (closed Monday and Tuesday).

Maybe see you there?!

By mariaboyle, Dec 9 2016 05:32PM

Where has the year gone!

The Autumn was spent getting ready for our ArtistsWorkhouse Needlemakers exhibition where I had 4 new pieces exhibited. The private view also included a marvellous group of writers who had written prose and poetry also inspired by the needlemaking industry of Studley, a very creative night!

Some photos here...

Now a little rest before getting ready for some new exhibitions next year, applying to Prism 2017 and another ArtistWorkhouse themed exhibition in March...think I'm going to do more printing and hand/machine stitching...or...

More importantly I have a commission to finish and will be excited to see how it will look when its hung!

My health is returning thank goodness, so heres to a healthy and happy 2017!