MEET JACKIE GALE devon textile artist


I am a Devon based artist who loves to create modern textile artworks rich in texture and pattern using an assortment of materials including fabric, vintage maps and twine to name a few. I use layers of fabric and embellish the scene using free motion embroidery and applique. Each piece is full of fine detail which engages viewers and encourages them to look further.

Art is not what you see, but what you make others see. - Edgar Degas.

My land and seascapes are inspired by the beaches and towns of the glorious Southwest and in particular Devon, where I live. Famous landmarks from cities around the world also fire my imagination. My 'naive' style of art allows me to play with composition and perspective and therefore create unique interpretations of places and scenes. I believe that any place or anything can be interpreted in fabric and I intend to spend many years attempting this! Each piece can take weeks to produce and this time includes not just creating it, but also my research, photography and sourcing of materials.

I believe my work appeals to people who love life, colour and creativeness. My colourful quirky style comes from a desire to create art that makes people feel happy - I find it hugely satifsying when my work brings a smile.

Since turning professional in 2013 I've seen has seen rising success attracting wide interest nationally and internationally. In early 2014 I was nominated for 'Best Up & Coming Published Artist' by the Fine Art Trade Guild in London.

Please feel free to email me with any enquiries, thoughts or ideas. I look forward to hearing from you.

Image of Jackie at work kindly supplied by The Herald, Plymouth.

Jackie Gale