Margaret Thornton

Margaret Thornton: Texture and colour have always provided a stimulus to my artistic interests. The influence of my environment and an affinity with the landscape offers me a great variety of material to which I can respond. After retirement I moved to the hills and was introduced to silk painting which captured my imagination immediately.
The lustre of the silk and the effects possible using vibrant coloured dyes allowed many possibilities. I have expanded this process to include the use of silk threads to enhance surface texture. My link to the environment continues with my recent exploration using plant materials for eco printing. This may lead me down yet another path. How exciting art is!