Carolyn Silk creates exuberant handwoven works in a broad range of styles. Many of her pieces are inspired by the rich, often muted, colors and intricate patterns and textures of nature in the Northwest. Others pieces are playful, with bright colors and bold geometric patterns. Evident always is her love of her medium and the joy she finds in weaving. Scarves, shawls, pillows, table runners, place mats and wall hangings, it is art that you can wear and that brings beauty to your home.
Carolyn Doe’s silk batiks and palette knife oils are featured along with Carolyn Silk’s handwoven pieces in Gallery 9 for the month of April.
Carolyn Doe shows new framed silk batiks and oils. Doe has been working in batik for over 25 years and that medium has become her voice. When dye touches silk fabric it spreads quickly but brushed wax creates a boundary. It is this dance of control and lack of control that captivates the artist. Through this ethereal quality, she tries to convey the essence of a place and of the creatures who dwell there. Several years ago, Doe expanded her range of techniques to include palette knife painting in oils. Creating thick textures and vibrant colors, a bright world is now revealing itself to her through this medium and new paintings will also be in the show.
Join Carolyn Doe, Carolyn Silk and other gallery artists in discussing their work during Gallery Walk, Saturday, April 2, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at Gallery 9, 1012 Water Street, in Port Townsend. See gallery-9.com or call 379-8881 for more information.