Friday, April 30, 2010

Meet David Charity - Quilt Artist

David walked into his first Quilts on the Wall meeting and all heads turned. They always do, for we so seldom have men join us... but, join us he did. Since then I have known him to be prolific and inventive in his quilt making. He's got a pretty extensive stash, too! I know you will enjoy meeting him and seeing just a bit of what he is up to.

In "The Guy's" own words: It is an interesting thing that when someone wants to know about you and your art that it is sometimes difficult to express what makes you tick.

I have a couple of things that define my work. One is that growing up, I always wanted to be a cartoonist, the other is that I am partially color blind. I think those two things are a strong influence of my developing style. I love using bold colors (ones that can really see) and the other is that I love having that strong black outline around my shapes.

I have been using computers since the early 1980's, so they have become an integral tool in my arsenal. I have a version of Photoshop that has become a constant friend to me as I develop my designs and morph my photos into something that becomes and inspiration to my next piece.

I think of my machine as just another power tool with thread as I love to add texture and line by covering my work with thread and couched yarns. I love being able to add a 3D texture with either the actual fabric or the addition of a layer of fiber that gets incorporated on the surface.

Since I did not come from a background that included sewing, I have no preconceived limitations on what I can use or what is not acceptable. This allows me to think totally outside the box as I design a piece. I am just as comfortable looking for supplies in a hardware or fabric store if that is what will help me in my design.
I hope you enjoy my work.

See and read more about David on his website, gallery, shared blog & Quilts On the Wall site:

3 comments:

志源 said...

may the blessing be always with you!! ........................................

俊冠樺宇 said...

生活總是起起伏伏,心情要保持快樂才好哦!! ........................................

俊淑娟美 said...

變天了~~注意身體,別感冒囉! ........................................