Jane Sharp

Portrait of Jane Sharp

I’m influenced by so much, not just nature but also by my own inner world. As one of life’s ponderers, I often find myself contemplating the nature of life and consciousness and my place in the universe. I love the creative process and have learned to be patient when the muse deserts me because I know she will always return to fill me with new ideas and projects.

My technique is Faux Batik which means that I hand paint with dyes and use wax resist to build up the images rather than using the traditional dip dyeing approach. I also hand-stitch my work which adds that extra layer of texture and detail to the designs.

I learned batik at school and have been practising it for almost 30 years now. It is a wonderful medium and I’m always learning something new even after all this time. Fashions for textile art come and go but I don't think I will ever tire of it!

Artworks by Jane
Image entitled Artichoke Flower
Artichoke Flower
Hand stitched batik on cotton
36.5 x 48cm, framed
Image entitled Egg on my Face Sunnyside Up
Egg on my Face Sunnyside Up
Hand stitched batik on cotton
28 x 35cm, stretched
Image entitled Green Woman
Green Woman
Hand stitched batik on cotton
28 x 35cm, stretched
Image entitled Poppy
Poppy
Hand stitched batik on cotton
35.5 x 32cm, framed
Image entitled Hizzelovesjojojojoloveshizze
Hizzelovesjojojojoloveshizze
Hand stitched batik on cotton with image transfer
30 x 30cm, stretched
Image entitled You Are Here
You Are Here
Hand stitched batik on cotton
40 x 40cm, stretched

Photo of Jane Sharp
Jane is a Batik Guild member
 
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