Visiting Artist at Akeley Wood House

Year 12 Workshop with Anne-Marie Cadman

Anne-Marie Cadman has been a practising textile artist since 1988. Based in Banbury, her work can be best categorised as paper and fabric pieces which explore colour, pattern and composition, often using layers to create the surface or finished piece.

Historically the work was primarily concerned with more abstract shape and experimental mark making and whilst these elements are still present, current work demonstrates a more figurative approach through the depiction of natural forms and architectural detail.

Visual texture is achieved through layering transparent and opaque colour, various print techniques and collage, plus the use of low relief. Her work is influenced by an eclectic mix of Abstract Expressionism, Street Art, graphic design, 50’s memorabilia, architecture and the natural world.

Composition and balance are always an important consideration, as is the use of contrast. For example, flat colour versus textured, opaque versus transparent or small scale detailed imagery juxtaposed against larger scale motifs.

All works are handmade and ‘One Off’. Commissions welcomed.

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