A warm welcome to Rowena Minnis Jones, the latest artist to join West Galleries. Rowena is a contemporary textile artist who enjoys creating and designing unique art work , specialising in felting and painted silk.
‘I love colour and texture and the exciting possibilities that working with natural textiles can bring.’
‘ I am inspired by Impressionist Artists including Van Gogh, Marc Chagall and Monet.’
‘My favourite Felt Artist is Andrea Hunter for her dramatic moorland scenes with shaggy sheep.’
Rowena’s creative spirit is inspired by the rugged landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales and her travels. She also loves the romance of the sea and the influences of the elements.
Rowena also uses felt to create unique bags, nuno scarves, cobweb scarves, hats and brooches. Silk scarves are hand painted in bright colours and often combine felt worked into it, which adds an interesting effect.