Harrow Open Studios

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Artist of the Week: Sian Fenwick

To see more of Sian's work have a look at her Harrow Open Studios' page here, and for further information please contact Sian on sianfenwick@hotmail.com

Sian Fenwick is a mixed media, fabric, paper and community artist.

I am inspired by vintage suitcases overflowing with memories, keepsakes and heirlooms. Sewing boxes filled to the brim with old haberdashery, albums of sepia photographs and a nostalgic childhood of nursery rhymes and storybooks.

Sian is interested in the way that small fragments of lace, colour or image can evoke nostalgic memories. By visiting antique fairs and junk shops to collect her treasures she gathers inspirations from the intriguing discarded fragments that offer a secret past.

I stitch, collage and journal using my vintage haberdasheries and nostalgic ephemera. I add my own narrative to the collection of precious finds by collaging in distressed layers suggesting passing time. My artwork is thread painted with machine or handstitched often giving it a painterly like quality.

Sian gained a BA (Hons) from the University of Hertfordshire she exhibits and sells her artwork locally and overseas. Artist in Residence at the Watford Grammar School for Girls for eight years she now teaches for various community groups including the Embroiderers Guild, Mencap, ASCEND Charity UK and Three Rivers District Council. Sian also conducts workshops via Zoom, at artist retreats and from her home studio.

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