Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Artist Profile: Sherri Lipman McCauley

Sherri Lipman McCauley
Lakeway, Texas

1. How do you describe yourself?  I am creative, spontaneous and adventurous. I am a fiber artist!

2. What is your creative process?  I love to apply paint on fabric, incorporating the two mediums into cohesive designs. I work in an improvisational mode, allowing the paint and fabric to dictate the direction of my artwork. Often, my artwork is pulled together with machine stitching, applique, hand embroidery and machine quilting. 

3. Describe your studio space.  My studio is a room off my kitchen with large windows looking out to Lake Travis. Every surface is covered with works in progress, fabrics, paints and dyes. 

4. What's your signature style? How long did it take you to find your style when you first started making art quilts? I am a paint flinger! I have been making art quilts for over twenty years, with my style emerging from working with fabric piecing and simple painting to creating surface designs with colorful monoprints and dye, stencils, silk screens, and machine applique. I favor a minimalistic approach to my creations.

5. Are there artistic endeavors you are yet to do? I would like to create really large pieces that make an artistic statement. I look forward to having a solo show of my own one day.

6. Do you keep a sketchbook and/or journal?  Oh, yes! My book is where I keep my art notes, ideas and inspirations from the world around me.

7. Being published is important to artists, so do you have any instructional dvd's, author of books, YouTube channel, have a website with other artists for collaborative projects?  Not at this time.

8. Do you teach?  Not currently.

9. Having your work in juried, invitationals, and solo shows is a great way to get your name out there. Where can people see your work?
Visions Art Museum, San Diego, CA
Under a Spell – Online Exhibit (July 1-Sept 30, 2016)
Surface Design-Member Challenge (July 16-Oct 2, 2016)
Breakout: Quilt Visions 2016 (Oct 15, 2016-Ja 8, 2017)
A World of Beauty, Houston, Texas (Novr 2-6, 2016)

10. How many years have you had your work in d@8 exhibits, or is this your first time?  This is my second year.

Do you have a special memory about Yvonne Porcella that you would like to share with us?
Yvonne’s use of color and design has always been an inspiration to me.  I am very grateful for her insight in establishing Studio Art Quilts Associates (SAQA) as a creative organization for art quilters. Being a member of the group has provided me with fellowship, education and a sense of belonging.

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