Beverley Coleclough

Although I trained initially as a painter, I learned how to carve marionettes early in my career. As I have always loved to work in a wide range of materials and processes, working professionally in the theatre gave me those opportunities

My paintings and collages were started after a 6 month residency in Alice Springs in Australian and the first part of this collection is based on natural forms, colours and textures of the Central dessert.

An additonal residency in Western Australia culminated in a mixture of paintings and textiles influenced by the sea and its surroundings.

I first learnt the wet-felting technique whilst working in Alice Springs and have since been be involved in the process of extending my range of felting by experimenting with mixed fibres and textures producing a mixture of wearable pieces and wall hangings

Cross Street Arts Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport – 2017
WCAF Warrington Museum & Art Gallery – 2017
Liverpool Art Fair Pier Village, Liverpool – 2017
West Lancs Open Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk – 2017
Central Crafts Members ‘Fire’, Alice Springs Australia -2017