Artist

Angela Lenman

Batik of St Paul's dom
St Paul's
Batik on paper
50 x 60cm
Portrait of man in headress
Rajasthani Elder
Batik on paper
50 x 60cm
Old pier seen from the front
Pier in Decay
Batik on paper
60 x 50cm
A zebra head
Zebra
Batik on paper
50 x 60cm

I use the resist technique batik, involving painting hot wax onto fabric or paper, then covering the surface with dye, a process which is repeated several times, saving a little of each colour until the final image is achieved.

I am particularly inspired by beautiful old, once loved buildings – a patch of rusty ironwork, some eroded stonework or rotten, discoloured painted wood and use a combination of hot wax, dyes and bleach to recreate these fascinating shapes and surfaces.

My earliest work was figurative, on cotton, exploring the way the image slowly emerges through the application of alternate layers of wax and dye. More recently I have been experimenting with all kinds of paper, using bleach to discharge the colours as well as applying dyes. The resulting work is more abstract.

angela_lenman@hotmail.com

Angela Lenman

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