The afternoon of Saturday 16 August sees the launch of ‘Take me Home’, Kay Van-Bellen’s latest collection of works. Artist and textile designer, Kay has been back slaving in the print room to produce eight brand new screen prints for the show.
Stemming from a passion for drawing, her work intertwines childhood, fairytale and dream imagery, she draws out hidden memories and creates storyboards for us to wander through. With a childlike simplicity her pieces are developed through quirky composition techniques and playful use of colour. The use of pattern and overlay which is her signature style complements the subtle naivety of her designs and brings an intriguing complexity to the work.
Generally working with screen printing, she manipulates design, pattern and texture to build imaginative and delicately worked prints. Becoming ever more popular for interiors and domestic design, this work has led her to many commissions including Boots P.L.C, British Telecom, Serco, D.K.N.Y. and Ralph Lauren, plus a series for Nottingham’s former gallery, Angel Row and a range of screen-printed artworks for children under the name ‘Kuchi’. She has also lectured in printed textiles at Loughborough, De Montford and Nottingham Trent universities.
So make the effort to get down to St. Johns Community Hall Carrington between 2 and 5pm and catch her latest range of prints, which, with a maximum of twenty print runs from each piece, promises to be another unique and quirky treat to whet your appetites and tease your imaginations.
Take me home is launching on Saturday 16 August, 2-5pm at St. Johns Community Church, Watcombe Circus, Carrington.