Helen Hazon – Artist style #6
Artist style #6
Inspiration – the landscape paintings of David Hockney and the scenery of the Applecross peninsula in NW Scotland.
For the final quilt in this series I have chosen another sunset scene. The photograph was taken a few miles North of Applecross at a beach appropriately called Sand. This is on the West coast and so the distant view is of the hills of the Isle of Skye – ever present in this area. In October, when we usually visit Applecross, the local red deer come down from the hills and can frequently be seen around the village and estate fields and there is always evidence that they visit the beaches. In the nights we often hear the roars of the stags challenging each other as they compete for mates.
I have based my colour choices on one of Hockney’s paintings – Northern Sunset painted in Norway in 2012.
The quilt is made from cotton fabrics, mostly batiks. The stags are made from black nylon net and I used rayon thread for the embroidery.