Meet Your Representative Anne Severn
I grew up in a household that nutured my enthusiasm of creativity. At an early age a needle was placed in my hand and I was encouraged to sew whatever my heart desired. One of my early creations was Snoopy atop his doghouse which was "masterfully stitched" on burlap. I am continually inspired by my mother and grandmother who were very proud to have acheived Embroiders' Guild Master Craftsman. I have taken every opportunity to learn knitting, crocheting, spinning wool, embroidery, making quilts and most recently techniques for art quilts. While in my twenties I developed a love and involvement with traditional quilting, using cardboard templates for my first quilt block pieces. Learning to do needle turn applique veered my creative life in a direction that has evolved into making art quilts. The pieces I create are stylistic, somewhere between realism and abstract. Being in a continual process of exploration has resulted in each subsequent art quilt piece I create being different. I love the moment when any uncertainty I may have with a piece disappears and is replaced with the joy of what it has become. I am often inspired by both nature and human's effects on nature and my work reflects this. To achieve the colors I desire I use acrylic paint on fabric and also have been dyeing fabrics. Raw edge applique now rules the day and of course I enjoy adding embroidery to wherever I can.
I feel fortunate to have had some of my work juried into exhibitions, and am very appreciative of the opportunities SAQA has given me to show my work nationally and very soon internationally. I also am very involved with our local group Front Range Contemporary Quilters. I make my home in Loveland, Colorado where I enjoy the company of my husband, adult children and their families, and our dog Athena.
Plenary Plains Purposefully Plowed Perfectly Planned
© 2017 Anne Severn
32" x 20"