Jill Johnson


Artwork 1 
Depth of Winter

This is the first of three finely layered felts that are all linked in sequence, pertaining to the time of year when they were all created. They each depict the same moorland and sky view where I live and are intended as a progression of small sketches, glimpses of a moment of transition as the seasons move on in their cyclical rhythm. Like most of us these last months, I have had more time to just gaze and walk and ‘be’, reconnecting more deeply with nature’s rhythms, with both it’s subtle and dramatic ever-changing moods. The local moorland landscape with its constantly changing hues and atmospheric skies has become a seemingly endless source of inspiration to me. So this first felt, ‘Depth of Winter’, attempts to capture the snow covered moorlands in a wintry late afternoon light. 

Materials and Techniques
Wool fibres, white silk, white silk fibre, all wet felted on linen with needle felted definition
Artwork size in CM: Width…18…….……… Length…29


Artwork 2 
Hint of Spring.

The second felt in the sequence, ‘Hint of Spring’, attempts to depict the dark brooding moorland in late winter with subtle changes of soft light anticipating early spring.

Materials and Techniques.
Wool fibres, silk fibres, georgette, chiffon, all wet felted on white linen with needle felted definition 

Artwork size in CM: Width…18.5……….……… Length…29


Artwork 3 
Surge of Spring.

While the first two felts were created during winter, the third felt, ‘Surge of Spring’, anticipates the re-emergence of life in the spring using photos taken in early springtime in previous years.

Materials and Techniques
Wool fibres, silk fibres, organza, georgette, chiffon, all wet felted on white linen with needle felted definition.

Artwork size in CM: Width…17……….……… Length…30