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Laurie McRae

Multidisciplinary Artist

Robin's Nest, Fibre
Robin's Nest, Fibre
Introducing Kate Golding
About Laurie McRae

I am an oil painter and fibre artist. I love the challenge of painting a variety of subjects (landscapes, animal & people portraits, still life, etc.), whatever inspires me at the moment. My fibre work crosses the boundaries of fine art, textile design and craft. I “paint with wool and other textiles” creating highly textured animal portraits, bold and colourful landscapes, florals and abstracts. My fibre paintings include hooked and needle felted pieces- many incorporating both techniques.

Each hooked painting is a creative journey of letting the textiles colour and texture dictate the final visual effects in my designs. Like my early forbearers who hooked rugs, I incorporate many recycled clothing and materials into my pieces, deconstructing and cutting them into strips either by hand or using a cloth strip cutter. Materials include everything from velvet ribbons, metallic threads, jerseys, silks, nylons, wool yarn, wool rovings and wool cloth strips. I work on fine linen backing employing different rug hooking styles; realistic and traditional, Waldoboro (high pile that is cut) and Grenfell (nylons and silk hooked in straight lines).

Originally from Toronto I have lived in Prince Edward County since 2002. I have studied under several different artists and teachers. I painted at the Unionville Art Gallery and the renowned Fred Varley Art Gallery also located in Unionville, Ontario.

See The Work

Eilean Donan Studio

66  Consecon St., Wellington, Ontario K0K 3L0

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