Little Yellowhammer by textile artist Nicky Perryman

Little Yellowhammer

I started this artwork a while ago and came across it the other day. I felt it was lacking something so I added the little yellow finch – I guess you could call it a yellowhammer. I cut out a bird shape from hand-painted silk and bonded it on and stitched a bit of texture […]

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Bluejay

Bluejay is part of a trio of commissions I completed recently. Check out American Goldfinch and Yellow Flicker. The Bluejay with wings outstretched represents a rising a spirit. The background is hand painted silk habutai, with lots of acrylic ink splashed on it and lots of little flower shaped sequins and hand stitching to create […]

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Yellow Flicker

This is part of a trio of commissions I completed recently. Check out American Goldfinch and Bluejay. The Yellow Flicker has been created on hand painted silk and I used quite a lot of ink to create the darkness of the background. I used some stranded cotton thread to create the seeding and fly stitch […]

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American Goldfinch

This is a recent commission I completed for a lady in the USA. It’s an American Goldfinch with some thistles – not quite cardoons but that kind of shape. The background is handpainted silk habutai, painted with liquid acrylic inks. I use Liquitex because they are really good quality and bond to the fabric without […]

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Creative Arts Silk Painting

Here are some of the lovely artworks created by the special needs participants during textile sessions held at Creative Arts, Oldbury. We had a lot of fun splashing around with paint, glitter and sequins. What impressed me was how different and interesting everyone’s work was and how they all took to the creative process with […]

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The Summer of the Kingfishers by Textile Artist - Nicky Perryman

World of Interiors

My work “The Summer of the Kingfishers” has been featured in the Artistic Impressions section of the World of Interiors magazine – September issue 2017.  

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The Summer of the Kingfishers - textile art by Nicky Perryman textile artist

The Summer of the Kingfishers

Since I was a small child I’ve always loved kingfishers. This piece ‘The Summer of the Kingfishers’ is inspired by the place down by the river where we used to go to play in the summer and have picnics. And it is where my father used to go as a child, where he learned to […]

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Peacock on a Hilltop embroidery textile art by Nicky Perryman Textile and Mosaic Artist

Peacock on a Hilltop

  ‘Peacock on a Hilltop’ is a small silk painting embroidered by machine using free machine embroidery and by hand too. I’ve used some rayon and stranded cotton threads for the hand stitching (feather stitch and fly stitch. I’ve added lots and lots of sequins to build up the layers of textures especially on the […]

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mosaic hearth by Nicky Perryman textile and mosaic artist

Mosaic Hearth Project

This mosaic hearth project was designed to be both decorative and practical. In one corner of the hearth, there were some quarry tiles which had been damaged by having heavy logs dumped on them. Digging out all of the quarry tiles wasn’t really an option so covering them seemed to be the best idea. The […]

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Mosaic at Yardley Wood Primary School

Community Art at Yardley Wood 100ft Mosaic

The 100ft Mosaic Project. In July of 2016, I was assistant artist to Caroline Jariwala of Mango Mosaics. We worked on a Community Art Project called the 100ft Mosaic Project at Yardley Wood Community Primary School, Birmingham, UK. There were 15 panels in all which were designed to be installed on a wall outside. The […]

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