Christine Paine

Tapestry weaving is my artistic outlet. I live and weave near the sea in Christchurch, Dorset, observing nature in the rhythms of tides and seasons. My weavings are meditations on colour, space and perspective.

Figures of women feature strongly in my work. I look for their inner sense to reflect wider concerns and tell a story. Often, they have a hidden sense of playful mischief that coexists within their serious messages.

I am concerned about the loss of the natural world and our alienation from it, the impact of global changes on the weather and the land and the loss of rituals particularly of grief and mourning.  My weavings are about transition and change and the fragility and strength of our journey over the landscape and through life.

I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Tapestry Weaving and a Professional Development Diploma in Tapestry and Textile Art from West Dean College. I have exhibited in international exhibitions in the USA, Australia and Canada. 

Christchurch, Dorset, UK
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