I make landscapes using fabric and thread. I choose to reflect the beauty of our natural world with the color and textures of cloth. My work is representational in the manner of landscape painting, yet rooted in the fine craft tradition of quilting. I strive for images similar to oil painting done with a palette knife, but fabric is tactile and begs to be touched. My work combines raw fuzzy edges, smooth turned lines and sculptural qualities of quilted images.
Often unobserved and ignored, the landscapes of our world are waiting to bestow their gifts of serenity and beauty. The simple gifts of light and shadow, sun and cloud, tree and bird inspire me to reflect the goodness in our world. I hope to inspire viewer to partake in the same.
About the Artist
Rebecca Douglas maintains a studio in Columbia, MO. She works by commission and offers her work at Bluestem Missouri Crafts Gallery in Columbia, MO. Rebecca is available for workshops and trunk shows. She can be reached by email (see contact info on left). You can also see more of her work on her website at rebeccadouglasquiltart.com
She displays her work both nationally and locally, most recently earning a 1st prize for textiles at the Boone County Art Show. She has displayed her work at Quilting Natural Florida II; at the Florida Museum; Mancuso Quilt Show in West Palm Beach, FL; American Quilter’s Show in Paducah, KY; and Iowa. She was featured in the Columbia Tribune as a featured local artist and her work has been published in Art Quilt Studio and Somerset Sews magazines.