Joanna White

Leicester, NC | Exhibiting Since 2018

Painting on silk is like flying in beautiful skies. The dyes move and flow magically on stretched white silk. The size of the frame is determined by the garment that is being created. Watercolor brushes, French acid dye, and resists of all kinds are the vehicles for creating one-of-a kind fabrics. Manipulating these dyes with a variety of techniques —gutta resists (water-based and solvent), faux batik using soy wax, watercolor, salt, shibori
techniques of folding and twisiting and alcohol, as well as deconstructed silk screen printing—assist me in creating beautiful and unique textures and designs that can move from the abstract to the realistic. Multiple techniques create complex designs and color changes that appeal to the eye.