Judith Reilly

The vibrant colors and textures of fiber have always sung out to me. Rich colors and distinct lines intertwined with a light-hearted spirit and a love for storytelling are signatures to my work. My “fabric paintings” are highlighted with a variety of mixed media effects. The final step, quilting the surface through “thread painting”, brings a layered dimensional depth to my work. My pieces are representational but not literal — expressing both realistic and fantastic interpretations in a catawampus and quirky style. I consider myself a “fanciful artist”, not needing to answer to reality. I visit reality once in a while, but I have no desire to live there.