A reception will be held from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, June 9, and the artist will speak about her work at 2:30 p.m. In addition to this reception, Maine Fiberarts will host a workshop with the artist from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 22, entitled “Create and Explore: Textile Painting and Surface Design.”

Worthington is a textile artist living with her husband and three boys in Brunswick. She has a BFA in textile design from the University of Mass., North Dartmouth. She spends time working in her home studio designing and creating textiles. Her art quilts are part of many private collections and have been exhibited throughout Maine, New England, and Florida. She also takes part in the Brunswick Art Walk, where she will have a pop-up booth throughout the summer at 98 Maine Street.

Worthington continues to work part time as an artist mentor at Spindleworks in Brunswick, has served on the board of Arts Are Elementary, has served on the planning committee of Brunswick’s 10×10 show, and has collaborated as an artist-in-residence in Brunswick elementary schools.

Worthington uses textile painting and surface design techniques to create colorful art quilts with themes of landscapes, florals, street scenes and seascapes. Her work is cheerful and uplifting, and right now, the Topsham gallery is exploding with color.

Of her work, the artist wrote, “My work presents images of the natural environment from the gardens to the sea. Color, texture, pattern and design are constant sources of inspiration to me. I love to be in the moment, creating. My textile works are constructed by layering surfaces and techniques. Painting, printing and hand stitching accentuate detail and increase texture and depth. I like to create a rich surface which will draw the viewer in and hold their attention as they look further into the work creating a feeling or familiar place to escape.”

The artist often finishes pieces with French knots, beads, hand or machine stitching, and other embroidery techniques.

For more information, visit www.mainefiberarts.org or call 207-721-0678.


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