The idiosyncratically layered works of Ann Dunbar combine painting and embroidery in a unique and painstaking technique that involves meticulous marks with a wet brush as well as with her old sewing machine. " This precious machine, given to me by my mother, is the most important tool in my creative world", describes Ann.
Taking a medium that is typically associated with crafts, Dunbar's large mixed media works carry through the traditionally feminine practice of sewing, blending thread and paint into high works of art.
Full of colour, detail and texture, each work displays a complex arrangement of interconnected lines and motifs stitched together to produce a balanced and intricate mixed media composition.The works may require hours of careful gazing to take in the full spectrum of labour that the artist put in as well as to appreciate the delicate beauty and refined expertise which the finished piece reflects.
It is no surprise that Ann continues to exhibit and sell her remarkable artworks internationally.
Visit her website to enjoy more of her recent works.