Kim Burton - Textile Artist 

I am a mixed media textile artist based in Southsea.

I have an interest in exploring narrative through textiles, using mixed media collage to create fabric books, art quilts and collections of themed illustrations.  I am also interested in journaling and telling personal stories through collections of memories, data and photographs.

My background is a combination of art and design practices - I studied Illustration at Kingston University before becoming a secondary school textiles teacher. I combine the two disciplines to create fabric artwork with an illustrative quality and narrative. For example I often use song lyrics and quotations as starting points, and text features in most of my artwork.


Whilst studying illustration I specialised in creating whimsical collages from sketches and paper ephemera and I bring the same techniques to textiles, layering fabrics, stitch and embellishments to create mixed-media mini-quilts and fabric books.

I love to work to a specific theme and take on long projects focusing on one topic. This might turn into a series of Illustrations (The World of Jane Austen), a fabric book (Into The Woods) or a single large piece built up over time (Lockdown Quilt).

 

A lover of bright colours and bold prints, I draw inspiration from 1960s and 70s children’s books, psychedelic music posters and vintage textiles.

I am very lucky to have a studio on the seafront in Old Portsmouth which is open to the public.

Education 

2011 - 2012

PGCE D&T Textiles, UWE 

2004 - 2007

BA Hons Illustration, Kingston University

2003 - 2004

Foundation Art & Design, Warwickshire College

Exhibitions 

Solo

2020

The World of Jane Austen (Stitched), Hotwalls Studios

Group

2021

Pause, Reflect, Create, Round Tower, Portsmouth

2018

Home: Embroiderers Guild Exhibiton, Alexandra Palace

2018

Two Years On: A Hotwalls Showcase, Round Tower, Portsmouth

2018

Two Years On: A Hotwalls Collective on tour, Portsmouth Guildhall

2017

Close to the Bone, Artspace Portsmouth

Collections

Functions of My Flat During Lockdown

Covid Collection at Portsmouth City Museum and Art Gallery.

Portsmouth. Acquired 2021

Contact Me

07971846728

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