Deboragh McDonnell

Inspiration:I have worked most of my adult life in biomedical researchand doing scientific/medical illustration. I have dabbled in some kind of artsince childhood. I started doing photorealistic watercolors of desert wildlifeand botanicals in the 1970s.

In the early 90s, I went to Japan to attend a scientific meeting. Whilethere,I fell in love with the hand painted kimonos. I decided to study theJapanese and French techniques techniques of silk painting. I am nowfocused on abstract designs and colors found in nature.

I am now retired and free to spend many more hours in my studio.

Method:Each scarf is individually hand painted using traditional French and Japanese dyes. Theresult is that no two scarves are identical. After the painting process is complete,the scarves aresteamed for four hours in order to bind the dye to the silk fiber. The scarves are then washed andironed. All of my scarves are colorfast and washable.

Each scarf is a unique work of art and is signed.


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