Mitra McQuilton: Thread Painting Artist
Mitra was born in Northern Iran near the Caspian Sea and moved to
England in 1971, to study Textile Design.
She graduated from
Trent University, Nottingham in 1974 after completing a Polytechnic
Diploma. She went on to complete a postgraduate year specialising in
Embroidery during which she developed an interest in Threadpainting.
Mitra worked as an embroidery designer in Nottingham before moving
to the South Gloucester area.
Mitra has improved
her art immensely, while expanding her links with galleries in the
area. She is considered to be one of the finest Textile artists in
Thread Painting and her ability is continually admired by everyone
who sees her work.
The subject matter
is driven by her love of nature and the countryside. Her thread
paintings are beautiful landscapes of poppy fields, sunflower
fields, cornfields, bluebell woods, country cottages, arboretums,
meadows and other rural settings.
In recent years she has started to paint with oils.