Carole Waller is a well-known textile artist with an
international reputation for her expressive approach to putting
ideas, colour and imagery into cloth.Her own work is suffused with
colour and depth - and her knowledge of working on 'unprimed'
canvases, silks, cottons, wool and manmade fabrics has been
acquired in the 25 years she has run her studio near Bath.
Her clothing and textile hangings can be found in the Victoria and Albert Museum and in numerous books and after selling and exhibiting in Europe and America in galleries and shops such as Harvey Nichols, Liberty and Bergdorf Goodman - she has now opened her own gallery in Bath, UK.
She has a BA in Fine Art and an MA in Fine Art Textiles (Canterbury College of Art and Cranbrook Academy of Art , Detroit , USA). She teaches Contemporary Art Practice, Textiles at Bath Spa University and is an experienced tutor at West Dean.
Her approach is based on the development of the students ideas through conversation and individual guidance, She introduces the simplicity of painting and printing for textiles, and its potential as an expressive medium, through inspirational samples and demonstrations followed by experimentation and play!
What inspires my work ?
Carole's work includes her unique collection of painted clothes -inspired by the idea that a painting has another 'alternative' life when it is worn on the body. The alchemy between garment and wearer is everything.
She also makes large scale installations of painted and printed imagery for walls and three-dimensional spaces - including the landscape - where she uses glass as a laminating device for translucent images on fabric. The connection between ideas, images, memory , light colour and context, all conspire in her practice.