Jill Sharpe is are next Featured Artist who specialises in stitched textiles.
Q1. Which artist has influenced you the most?
It would be hard to pick one particular artist but the work of Gerhard Richter by its very diversity has to be one. For colour I consider Matisse and Hockney influential and in the field of textiles Sara Impey and Pauline Burbidge are favourites.
Q2. What is it that inspires you most in Norfolk?
I love the seasonal changes and watching the crops developing. The landscape in itself does not inspire me having more affinity with northern moorlands but I love observing the sea in all its different moods.
Q3. If you had to pick a favourite past artwork of yours what would it be?
A piece called Entwined made in 2011. It is hand sewn in silk using paper templates and hand quilted. The design plays with multiple symmetries and the interplay of shades of colour.
Q4. What are you working on at the movement?
I have been producing a series of pieces using the titles of tracks from Bob Dylan’s album Blood on the Tracks. I have completed Shelter from the Storm, Tangled up in Blue and Meet Me in the Morning and am working on Idiot Wind at the moment.
Q5. Can you choose 5 words that best describes your art?