Sandy Garner

Using vibrant colours, bold designs, texture, contrast, distinctive line and form, I give voice and expression to my inner artist.

Techniques of piecing, applique, collage, layering and free motion stitching are employed in the initial process of creating unique backgrounds that are then stamped, stencilled, beaded or otherwise embellished to add interest and complexity.

Hand painted cottons, textured silks and iridescent sheers are favoured raw materials that appear consistently in my work.

Despite the fabrics chosen or the techniques used, a continuing theme emerges that can be traced back to my rural Ontario roots, as well as to my special love for Northern Ontario.