Look at these breathtaking wool paintings by high school art teacher Kathryn Parenti! This piece is named “Visitors” and was needle felted onto a wet felted pre-felt, then sewn onto a piece of fiber.
“When I paint in fiber I find that the optical blends created are much like the glazes and layers I work with in my oil paintings.”
This piece is called “The Watcher.” It was her first needle felted painting.
Kathryn says it was instantaneous love four years ago when she got her first supplies! This piece was inspired by the “hypnotic faces of the Byzantine Icons” about whom she teaches in her art class.
This last piece is a purse that Kathryn needle felted with a woman losing her socks and patent leather shoes. It was inspired by her daughter, “a 25 year old artist who manages to be both a child and a woman all at once in the most charming way.”
She felted her pieces using New Zealand Corriedale Goody Bag and Living Felt 42 gauge needles. Thank you for sharing your amazing artwork with us, Kathryn!
We hope to see more soon!