Ira's husband is an excellent photographer.She makes full use of his talent by getting him to take photographs she then uses to inspire her pieces.These are a favourite beach where they have spent many a happy holiday.
And you can see some work in progress from them.
She has been sorting through work for UWE and came across this piece done while she was an artist in residence in Nature in Art some years ago.
It was to do with Rock,Sand and Skyscapes and involved her painting on fabric and burning back, some of her trademarks.
She also brought along this quilt ,not something we associate with Ira.
which she has been working on off and on over a number of years. She wanted some advice as how best to finish it.She got lots, about the binding ,hanging ,quilting and who to use if she didn't want to quilt it herself.
Perhaps next time we see it, it will adorn a bed or a wall in all its glory.
She also alluded to her work for UWE, which questions what is art? A very wide ranging subject, and one which instigates much discussion.We wonder what the viewers at UWE will conclude.