Janice MacDougall - The Craft Magpie
My name is Janice MacDougall, I am a textile artist originally from the North East of England, now living on the beautiful Channel Island of Jersey. I take my inspiration from colours and textures that I see around me.
I usually carry a camera with me when I'm out and about, ready to take a photo of something that inspires me.
Such as an unusual colour combination or an old flaky painted door or rust (I love rust!) I also enjoy beach combing and use my finds in my textile art.
In my textiles and paintings I like to use layers of fabrics, collage and paint to create a textured surface and a depth to the piece. I really enjoy doing commissions for people, I love the challenge of turning their idea into a piece of artwork that they love and treasure.