I am Artist-in-Residence this year at Chastleton House, a 17thC National Trust property in the Cotswolds and have created pictures based on the House and grounds. Contrary to what the grand title ‘Artist in Residence’ implies, I do not get to sleep over in this magnificent building! As part of the project I have hand-stitched some pictures interpreting the House and Grounds and have spent a week demonstrating and chatting to visitors about my work. I have chosen to depict the House, a section of a wall, a section of a very old mulberry tree, a 17th Century chair and a view from a window of the Topiary Garden. Also a wonderful very old trunk which was used for carrying armour!
In September I will return to the House with some members of the Oxfordshire Craft Guild of which I am a member. We will display and sell work in the House so that visitors can see the juxtaposition between old and modern craftsmanship using similar materials.
The original works, Limited edition Prints and cards of the images are available to buy.
This is a chair based on one in the Great Hall
A section of a Mulberry Tree in the garden