exploring the mystery of nature with painting & embroidery & mosaic

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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 …

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

mosaic hearth by Nicky Perryman textile and mosaic artist
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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 …

mosaic pot by Nicky Perryman at RHS Spring Festival Malvern
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Mosaic Pots at RHS Spring Festival

I completed a commission to decorate some mosaic pots for the Festival Theatre at the Royal Horticultural Society Spring Festival at Malvern, Worcestershire. My friend Hannah Genders was asked to design and landscape the Festival Theatre and the mosaic pots were part of the display. The Festival Theatre was the venue for the Celebrity guests …

Little Kingfisher Embroidery by Nicky Perryman Textile Artist
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Little Kingfisher

This little kingfisher started out as a very vague silk painting. I used acrylic inks to create a mottled background and the rough outline of the bird. I wanted the bird to merge with the background to some degree, so I didn’t make the outline too crisp. I had an idea in my head of …

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Early Influences

My mother was the first person to really help and inspire me with embroidery. She was the one who made me my first sewing kit, some of which I still have. A little needlecase in the shape of a hat, the crown holding a thimble, a cover for a small pair of scissors and a …