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Simplified Natural Forms: Art by Anne Garwood Roney

An abstract artwork featuring ornate fabrics, beads and other materialsGeisha, velvet, miscellaneous fabrics, beads, ribbons, driftwood, foam

Today’s featured artist is Anne Garwood Roney. Anne uses a variety of interesting materials in her works, and at present focuses on rendering simplified natural forms in textiles.


I find Anne’s choice of medium quite refreshing. Her use of textiles is great for conveying natural scenery such as trees. Flowers and water. In fact, Anne has an entire gallery on her portfolio website devoted to textile artworks that express water.


A minimalist artwork where rolled sheets of vinyl represent wavesWaves, vinyl

A screen capture of Anne Garwood Roney's art websiteThe Winter gallery on Anne's website

There’s a great amount of stylistic variation among the works in this gallery - whether she’s creating ultra-simplified waves by rolling the edges of layered sheets of monochromatic fabric, or a horizon on a rainy lake at sunset by placing different colours and textures of fabrics near each other, the artist really understands how to coax different forms out of the fabric. Anne’s winter works express peaceful winter scenes such as birch trees under moon light or fence posts half buried in the snow, using smooth, softly patterned fabrics, felt-pieces and wood. 

A textile art  piece depicting snowy birch trees under moonlightWinter Moon

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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. She is a recent graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she studied Critical and Cultural Practices. She is passionate about talking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In her studio practice she is a painter, but she considers herself an art writer and educator foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises

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