Meet The Maker – Martyne Raven

Martyne Raven - artist

Martyne Raven – artist

When Martyne first heard about this exhibition she was excited at the prospect of being part of it. The work she has created so far for the show has let her explore the side of her that loves collaged images.

Fairies series - Martyne Raven mixed media with stitch

Fairies series – Martyne Raven mixed media with stitch

Martyne has transferred some images onto fabric using emulsion paint and image maker. She loves the old feel it gives the images. Martyne has then worked into them using hand and machine embroidery. To embellish them further she has used sequins, buttons and beads, anything she can find that interests her.

Fairies series - Martyne Raven mixed media with stitch

Fairies series – Martyne Raven mixed media with stitch

The images are of a girl who was allegedly photographed with some cut out paper fairies; it is quite a well know picture that sparked a big public reaction as to whether the photographs were real or fake and they are still talked about today. Do you think the fairies are real or cut-out paper?

Fairies series - Martyne Raven mixed media with stitch

Fairies series – Martyne Raven mixed media with stitch

Fairies and dreams are some of Martyne’s favourite subject matters. A lot of her hand painted/embroidery work does have a dream like quality to it. Her work has been compared to the artist ‘Chagall’ who has images of floating people in some of his paintings. Chagall is one of Martyne’s favourite artists.

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