JO EVANS

I have always been strong in what some people like to call "Transferable Skills" - basically, I get sh*t done. What this meant for me in my early years was that I started working early on and got waylaid from returning to art education. Someone recently said that there is a freedom in not knowing the rules... I'll go with that. 

I have however been able to explore different creative industries and work with people at the top of their game in the hope that I would learn from them and the experience would enrich my soul. Having worked in music, architecture, theatre and furniture, I've figured out that creating is what feeds your soul, mine anyway. 

Although my day job of managing projects and making furniture stores look and feel beautiful is a pretty sweet way to earn a living, my desire to make my own art grows stronger by the day. 

So, working with my own two hands, a minimal colour palette and my fabric stash as my paint box, I create nice things with textiles. Currently, I make wall-hangings and "paintings" using beautiful natural fabrics such as linen and silk - I love to see quilts hanging on walls, living their best lives. I'm drawn to texture and a simple modern aesthetic, rooted in traditional techniques and I believe that every hour spent on a piece shows in the finished article.

Everything I make is one of a kind with every stitch sewn by me. 

Thanks for visiting my site, please don't hesitate to get in touch if you'd like to discuss commissions, collaborations, exhibiting or stocking my work... 

 

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