The Oxfordshire Museum Fletcher Prize – Press Release

The chair picture was inspired by seeing one at Chastleton House, a 17thC National Trust property in the Cotswolds where I have been Artist-in-Residence this year. I ‘paint’ with textiles and have hand-stitched many layers of fabric together in layers to produce the image. Different textured pieces such as lace, cotton, sparkly bits and chiffon all create light, colour and depth in my work. I try to engage the viewer in looking afresh at a familiar image.

Barbara Shaw with Joanna Foster president of OCG IMG_6205