Just as fall leaves and add colour and texture to our landscape, the felted fibre landscapes of Lindsey McTavish-Mint add colourful texture to the walls at the Nelson Public Library.
McTavish-Mint’s exhibition, Feltscapes, will brighten the library through November.
Fiber artist Lindsey McTavish-Mint studied textile design at the Kootenay School of Arts in Nelson, followed by two years at the International Academy of Design in Toronto where she received her diploma in fashion design. Having a passion for all things fibre and textile, as well as a love of the Canadian landscape, McTavish-Mint creates feltscapes — felted scenes reminiscent of works by the Group of Seven and inspired her family’s island in Bayfield Inlet.
Works in this show traverse the four seasons with titles such as March Storm, Poppies, Fall Birches and Afternoon Ski, among others. These small works are complemented by the large, atmospheric Night at the Gorge.
All of McTavish-Mint’s feltscapes work with hand-felted pieces and stitchery to create multi-dimensional depth and drama.
In addition to her work as a fine artist, Lindsey also has an independent, Canadian-made clothing line sold in stores across the country.