Ghislaine Cleiren


Size: 10″ x 10″ x 1.5″
Calculated at checkout
Medium: Acrylic

Golden Crop

Mucho Oro

Prairie Gold 

Virgin Beach

Ghislaine Cleiren

Emerging Artist

Bobbin Lace is an intricate play between bobbins in all shapes and sizes and an array of threads in the colours of the eveningsunset, intriguing both the onlookers and the creator of the lace. Recently lacemaking has enjoyed a revival throughout the world. It has encouraged me to explore it as an art medium. I play with new designs, forms, materials and dimensions. I am inspired by nature: plants and animals, and by line, geometrical shapes and form. I like to experiment with different techniques, threads, cords and wire. I start with a sketch first and use that as my pattern for the lace. In my work I use cotton threads, but also linen, silk, wool, metallic threads and metal wire as well as beads, pearls and crystals.

I have worked in different mediums. Abstract paintings, created by reducing forms to their essence, vibrant colours, expressive brush strokes and texture has intrigued me for many years. The more I studied possibilities in lace designs, the more I became interested in combining abstract painting and silk painting with the texture and patterns created by lace threads. I have recently picked up this challenge and I hope to create a body of work that is original, balanced and harmonious.