My current series of Cityscapes is inspired by my original photos. I often look for an unexpected perspective on the built landscape, and then impose my own colours on the scene to create a particular feeling. I am intrigued by the interlocking shapes of the buildings, the grids of windows, and the strong diagonals. I find the urban environment is a wonderful vehicle for playing with the interaction of line, shape and color.
Some of these pieces are essentially drawings in stitch, on a background of hand-dyed cotton. Others begin with a collage of hand-dyed cotton shapes. A stitched line superimposed on the collage adds definition and ambiguity. Still others are detailed with ink or paint, or feature patterned cotton.
I enjoy both the messy, serendipitous process of hand-dyeing and the more cerebral approach of cropping and editing digital images, combining the two to produce the unexpected.
While pursuing an Honours degree in Fine Arts at Concordia University, I often submitted work in cloth. I have continued my growth as an artist through workshops, travel, reading and by looking at all kinds of art. I belong to several associations and have exhibited in many dozens of shows, both group and solo.
• Text'art Fibre Artists (Montreal)
• SAQA, Professional Artist Member (Studio Art Quilt Associates, international)
• Hudson Artists Association
• Out-of-the-Box Fibre Artists (Ottawa)
• 12 by the Dozen international blogging group
• Women's Art Society of Montreal
Also listed in Les Talents d'Ici, a directory of artists in the Vaudreuil-Soulanges area.
To see more of my work, to find out about recent and upcoming shows, and to contact me, please visit my website at www.heatherdubreuil.com and my blog at www.heatherdubreuil.blogspot.ca.