Maria Boyle

 

 

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.

www.theartistworkhouse.com


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!


By mariaboyle, Aug 15 2016 06:48PM

Well its been a while since my last post, but post op I'm getting back to it and hope to back to normal soon!

Despite my illness I've still been quite busy with workshops, exhibitions, and Warwickshire Open Studios.


Below is a pic of my piece for the Embroiderers Guild exhibitions at NEC and Alexandra Palace celebrating Capability Brown. My piece celebrates the vistas to the landscape from the metal gatework at Charlecote Park where he briefly worked.


I'm now busy with an exciting private commission and some new work in progress for an exhibtion at the ArtistsWorkhouse opening at the end of October that will celebrate the needlemaking history of the building and Studley.


I have also some new workshops planned for October, check them out the Workshop section.

Enjoy the Summer!



By mariaboyle, Feb 25 2016 02:47PM

I have been rather remiss with my blog as been rushed off my feet...good to be busy but nice things like this go by the wayside!


Well since becoiming a Resident Artist at ArtistsWorkhouse we have been very busy sorting our studio spaces and the building in general. We had our official opening on 29th January and then our first exhibition AW1 and a week of Open Studios. A great start with loads of wonderful support.


I have also been busy giving some workshops and talks to various Guilds, great to be creative with others.


Been getting work ready for some upcoming exhibitions; selected by PRISM for 'Agenda' at Hiscox Art Cafe a private gallery in the City of London; invited to be part of the Capability Brown Festival with the Embroiderers Guild and have submitted a piece to be shown at the NEC Fashion and Embroidery Show in March; and finally with a group of fellow Licentiates and Members of the Society of Designer Craftsmen we are putting on an exhibition at 78 Derngate, Northampton from 23rd April for a few months. Further details and links to be found under 'CV'. So no rest for the wicked.


Meanwhile I am starting a new collection that is quite different from Lichen and planning on more printmaking, so will share when things start to materialise!