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About : Carol Cruickshank - Artist based in Portland, Dorset

Carol is an artist who works with textiles to produce cheerful, vibrant and colourful na�ve style landscapes and seascapes. She chooses from a huge stash of recycled, new, hand-dyed, shared & remnant fabrics and, using a free style method, sews the collages together by hand.

“Having moved to Dorset 12 years ago, I was inspired by my glorious surroundings to try to recreate the settings and feelings for my new home using the ancient technique I had learnt over previous years, developing my own unique style. My pictures develop at a slow rate that I find satisfies my creative desires, being very restful and calming, especially when I can sit out in the sun & sew with my work on my lap.”

Many of her originals are framed by her husband, in driftwood washed in by the stormy seas off the Dorset Coast.

Her work can be viewed in hotels and restaurants in Weymouth, Dorchester and further afield at Otterton Mill in Budleigh Salterton and Seagrove Gallery, Marazion.

Carol is currently chairman of Artwey, a group of 80 artists from South Dorset and is one of the 2 directors of “Open for Art”, a large Open Studios style event for Weymouth, Portland, Dorchester and Abbotsbury. She was selected to join ABNA (Association of British Na�ve Artists) with whom she has exhibited in Chichester, St Ives and Mousehole. Carol was featured in Coast magazine February 2019. 

As well as her originals, Carol also sells prints, cards, coasters, and tiles.  


Facebook @carolstextiles

Instagram @cruickshank_carol

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