Wednesday, February 12, 2014
The Amazing Art of Lenore Crawford
Lenore Crawford's fabric art is a fusion of quilting, thread painting, and fabric painting. After working in a hospital and then chemical research for many years she wanted to pursue her passion for art as a full-time endeavor. She has worked in many different media including pen and ink, acrylics, wood, and others and became intrigued with fabric as a medium. Over the years her art quilting has developed and grown. Now, using fabric along with fabric painting and thread painting on fused fabrics has allowed her to interpret her love of France, their architecture, and flower gardens in a sort of "fabric painting". She creates landscapes with dramatic color, texture, and warmth that is not possible simply with paint. Her technique allows her to add fine detail, depth through light and shadow, and texture to her art. The finished quilts are her interpretation, in fabric, of places to escape and to dream about.