MEET JACKIE GALE devon textile artist

Biography

I am a contemporary textile artist. I turned professional in the summer of 2013 and haven't looked back. I totally love what I do and like to think this passion is reflected in my work.

The fabulous detail makes the work of Jackie Gale truly stand out and the cows can't fail to produce a smile - Mike Williams, Poole.

Many people ask what a textile artist is - it's actually just the correct term for someone who creates art using fibres - in my case fabric. I also use an assortment of goodies such as vintage maps, buttons, twine and handmade paper which all add to the depth or as I like to call it the 'touchy feely' effect.

Textile art is by no means new - it's actually as old as civilisation itself. We have all seen the historic wall tapestries and embroideries but interestingly, appliqué, my main technique, was particularly popular with the Ancient Egyptians. I like to think I am playing a small part in keeping this style of art alive and moving it forward with the times!

I create work that appeals to those who love life, colour and imagination. I like to lure viewers into enjoying the finer details of my work and the occasional subtle quirky features. I mainly do land and seascapes although I have an expanding family of cows!

My genre of art, known as 'naive' or 'imitative', allows me to play with composition and perspective and therefore create unique interpretations of places and scenes. I believe just about anything can be created in fabric and plan to spend many years attempting this! I don't have to go very far to find inspiration - to me it's everywhere.

If you have made it this far, thank you and please check out my gallery of originals and prints. I only produce high quality prints and the photography is so good that many people haven't been able to tell the difference, including me once!!!! Textile art is notoriously difficult to produce as prints - I'm extremely lucky to have an amazing photographer to do this. Each original is professionally bound and presented in a hand crafted bespoke frame.

Please email me with any enquiries, thoughts or ideas. My contact page has a little email box to fill in which comes straight to me!!!! I look forward to hearing from you.

Jackie Gale