saturday 28, sunday 29
JOANNA ALLEN – OPEN STUDIO: part of the BIG WEEKEND
30 High Street, SK22 4AL Sat 28 & Sun 29 11am-4pm
also part of art in windows trail: 30 high street (venue 26)
Joanna Allen is an Artist, Printmaker and Textile Designer based in a small town in the Peak District. She graduated with a Degree in Printed Textiles from Manchester Metropolitan University and is currently a member of Peak District Artisans and High Peak Artists.
Joanna’s hand printed intaglio prints, including etchings, collagraphs and monoprints, often incorporate layers of watercolour, pastels, and even salt and bleach to create a distinctively romantic style; she loves to break a few rules! Joanna has recently launched a collection of luxury textiles, including unique silk scarves and linen cushions. Her intaglio prints and mixed media paintings have a distinctively romantic style, creating a world of strange birds, magical characters and delicate florals. Recent artworks reference Shakespearean subjects, including Macbeth, a Midsummer Night’s Dream and Hamlet. Her most recent silk scarf design is inspired by Ophelia’s watery demise, and includes river weeds, summer herbs, flowers and mayflies