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exhibiting at:  Ardlaw, 14 Meadowfoot Road, West Kilbride, KA23 9BX

Paula Maughan

Email: paula.maughan2@gmail.com

Instagram: @paula.maughan2

Telephone: 01294824839

I think of my textile art as a way of drawing with thread and painting with fabric, creating something delicate and exquisite that celebrates nature. Victorian taxidermy inspired my 3D birds which could be described as vegan taxidermy!

The Artists bio

I studied jewellery and graphics at Grays School of Art, Aberdeen and after graduating worked freelance for a time, making and selling jewellery and producing illustrations for teaching materials.

Later I retrained as a teacher and became an Advanced Skills Teacher in Leicester City Schools supporting teachers in Art and Design.

Since returning to Scotland in 2014, I have become interested in developing the use of textiles in my work. At the moment I am inspired by the delicacy of birds and the patterns of their plumage. Sometimes I use fabric and thread to realise my ideas and sometimes I return to watercolour.