Jo Evans

Textile Art

Studio47

With her fabric collection as her paint box, Jo Evans creates abstract art with textiles. She makes "paintings" using beautiful natural fabrics such as linen and silk, manipulating but also relinquishing control to the warp and weft. At first glance the work is minimal, almost flat but on closer inspection oozing texture and tone.

She is drawn to "traditionally female" methods of creation rooted in traditional techniques such as hand stitching, which is then married to a love of simple modern aesthetics.

She believes that art born of textiles has as much to give as a painting and can truly enhance our daily lives “you can feel its depth, its softness... Fabric has been on a journey and feels full of soul long before it has even gotten near to fulfilling it’s potential and l love that about this medium”.