The ‘Barnsdale Gardens Batik Collection’ by Marie-Thérèse King

The ‘Barnsdale Gardens Batik Collection’ by Marie-Thérèse King: The Barnsdale Gardens team are very excited to see the special collection taking form in the studio of Marie-Thérèse King. 

These designs are inspired by the gardens which are located in the East Midlands. Marie-Thérèse is a wildlife artist who specialises in the ancient art of Batik, and she will be coming to Barnsdale for a second year, when she will be exhibiting and selling her unique and exquisite artworks in The Studio.

The 'Barnsdale Gardens Batik Collection' by Marie-Thérèse King

The ‘Barnsdale Gardens Batik Collection’ by Marie-Thérèse King

The collection will include:
– Rose Garden Delights – seen above
– ‘Lady Emma Hamilton Rose’ – seen below
– Delphinium and Cardoons – This design combines the silvery green leaves of the cardoon (artichoke thistle) with the endless tones of blues and purples that make up the tall, elegant delphinium flowers.
– Crocosmia and Echinacea – This piece details a vibrant mix of stems from the gardens of bright orange crocosmia, purple sweet peas, pink echinacea and all the butterflies and bees that enjoy feeding on them.

These are just a selection from the collection, but there are many more that Marie-Thérèse has been working on. Each original will be on sale at Barnsdale during the exhibition which will be taking place on 15th to the 30th of June, and some will have a very limited edition of prints available.

Nick Hamilton owner of Barnsdale Gardens stated, “We were lucky enough to have Marie-Thérèse spend a couple of weeks with us at Barnsdale Gardens last year.  We cannot wait to see the special ‘Barnsdale Gardens Batik Collection’ in June. Our customers can take a memory of our gardens away with them in the form of some of her original batik art, drawings, or even a lampshade

Marie-Thérèse said, “I’m currently working away on a series of designs for the Barnsdale collection, which has been inspired by the amazing gardens. Each artwork will be unique to this special place, seen through my eyes as an artist. The thing that inspires me most about Barnsdale is how many butterflies, birds and bees live alongside the flowers, shrubs and grasses.  The hues from each garden area are different too, offering so many fabulous colour combinations.”

Marie-Thérèse teaches workshops in printmaking, cyanotype, batik and collage and is hosting one of these at Barnsdale Gardens on 23rd June, 2024, which has proved so popular that it has already sold out!

Marie-Thérèse will also be organising an Art Holiday retreat in Portugal consisting of sun, printing, drawing and birdwatching, you can read more about this on the link below
Dates for this year’s art holiday are the 4th – 11th May 2024

For more info, visit Marie-Thérèse’s website here:

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