Hello and welcome to my website.
I am an artist and designer in Textiles and Mixed Media.
I became fascinated by art at an early age which prompted my art and design motivated further education. I explored many disciplines before specialising in Textile Design (BA Hons), which I followed by working as a freelance textile designer creating embellished fabrics for the fashion market with a focus on embroidery.
At present, I work in the mediums of textiles incorporating embroidery and mixed media painting to create original art, prints, garments, accessories and cards.
The eclectic range of mediums I work in are fused by a signature use of atmospheric hues, collage and contrasting areas of muted tones & textural embellishment, to create works which can be abstract or more literal in form.
I am fascinated by texture and the ephemeral changes to light, texture and colour by the elements on our sea and landscapes. I also find inspiration in nature, architecture, decay, all things vintage, aged photographs and nostalgia which I explore through my use of vintage or recycled fabric, haberdashery and paper ephemera.
I record initial inspiration with photography & sketches and allow the manipulation of my chosen medium and a spontaneous approach to develop the finished piece.
Some smaller artworks, cards and accessories are available to purchase through my 'online shops' link above via Folksy, Etsy and Spotted Sheep.
For enquiries regarding the availability and pricing of all other work on my site or commission requests,
please do not hesitate to contact me via the 'Contact Me' page.
The availability / outlet information for each piece is also regularly updated in the Textile Mixed Media galleries on my facebook page 'Laura Edgar Artist and Designer' via the link on the left side of this page.
I hope you enjoy the examples of my work as much as I enjoy creating them.