Nancy Gray LSDC

Mixed Media

About Nancy
Nancy is a textile artist specializing in machine embroidery on cotton and wool. She creates one off pieces, ranging from small framed works to larger hangings. Her pieces are landscape based and inspiration is gained from walking and wild swimming in her local surroundings.
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Nancy studied at Dundee University, initially focusing on mixed media using paper and print, before discovering a love for textiles and stitch.
She uses hand stitch and machine stitch on cotton and wool, using a variety of cotton and metallic threads. Each piece is completely unique.

Nancy works from her natural surroundings and experiences of walking and wild swimming in her native Cumbria. She mainly focuses on water based pieces and often does quick, abstract sketches before starting a piece.

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Nancy has a B.A. HONS in Fine Art from the University of Dundee (Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design) 2008-2011

Nancy has been published in the Batsford book 'Sketchbook Explorations for Mixed Media and Textile Artists' - Shelley Rhodes (2018)

She has exhibited her work nationally in the following exhibitions:

  • Textravaganza – Rheged – Penrith – September 2020
  • 'Fragility' - PRISM - RBSA - Birmingham - 6th-19th October (2019)
  • Green Door Studio - Open Studio's - Kendal - September (2019)
  • 'Roots' - Green Door Studio - Farfield Mill - Sedbergh 10th July - 28th August (2019)
  • Textravaganza - Rheged - Penrith - 8th and 9th June (2019)
  • Green Door Studio - Selected Artists - Grasmere Village Hall - 2nd-10th April (2019)
  • Green Door Studio Affordable Art Fair - Staveley Roundhouse - 30th November to 2nd December
  • 'APRICITY' - Arteria Gallery - Lancaster - 11 October to 5th January 2019
  • Green Door Studio Art Trail - Kendal - Septemper (2018)
  • Green Door Studio Art Auction - Space To Create - Kendal - March (2018)
  • Small - The Factory - Kendal (2017)
  • Selected artists - Number four gallery - St. Abbs (2017)
  • Art in the pens - Skipton (2016)
  • Small - The Factory - Kendal (2015)
  • C-Art open studios - The Factroy - Kendal (2015)
  • Ebb and flow artist books - selected artists - De Montford university (2015)
  • Green Door Studio Art Auction - The Brewhouse - Kendal (2014)
  • Green Door Studio - Kendal Museum - Kendal (2014)
  • Mixed media exhibition - Red Barn Gallery - Penrith - (2012)
  • Selected artists - Upfront Gallery - Penrith (2012)
  • The New Wolf - Mixed media website (2012)
  • Small - Mill yard studio - Staveley (2012)
  • Open Up North - selected artists - Brewery arts centre -Kendal (2012)
  • Autumn Contemporaries - Mill Yard Studios - Staveley (2012)
  • Degree show - Duncan of Jordanstone college of art and design - Dundee (2011)
  • Poetry Beyond Text - Moray arts centre - Findhorn (2011)
  • Poetry Beyond Text - Dundee contemporary arts centre - Dundee (2011)
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