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Welcome to Rosi Robinson's World of Batik Paintings & Textile Art
I hope you enjoy visiting my website and learning about Batik - its History; the Technique of Batik; about me as a batik artist and why I continue to enjoy the challenge of batik. Do look through my Gallery / Shop which highlights many of the batik paintings I've produced over the years. Since 1970, batik has been my passion. It has a magic and versatility that no other technique has to offer, which has continued to captivate me for over 50 years!.
Batik is a traditional process of decorating fabric where hot wax is applied to fabric to resist dyes. I work mainly on cotton fabric. However, my batik pictures are often mistaken for figurative watercolour paintings. They don't look like what people consider as batik. However, I promise you - they are!
I treat the fabric like a watercolour, where I apply hot wax to fabric to resist consecutive washes of dye. I apply the dyes directly, rather than dip-dye. I don't crackle the wax. I prefer the details and translucent dye colours to shine through. At the end of the process I remove the wax with an iron, thus revealing the colourful picture on the fabric.
My 'Reflections of a Tree' batik painting (part of the International Artist magazine Challenge #127, 'Seascapes, Rivers and Lakes) was published in the International Artist magazine. #143, Feb/March, 2022, issue. I was chosen as one of the 8 finalists!
I've just been featured on the BBC antique show 'Bargain Hunt,' demonstrating batik. You have to watch it! on BBC IPlayer. Catch the very beginning and then fast forward to half way through the programme.
Do have a look at my original batik paintings, limited edition giclee prints & greetings cards in the Gallery/Shop. Please contact me on email@example.com if you would like to purchase any of them or would like to enquire about talks or workshops.
It has been wonderful to get back to teaching batik workshops in person again. In July I taught a batik workhop at the Minerva Art Centre in Llanidloes, Mid Wales, and I've just returned from Bath having taught at the Bath Textile Summer School. Some beautiful work.
On 27th - 29th August, 2022, I will be exhibiting with the Sussex Guild at Pashley Manor & Gardens, in Ticehurst, Kent. Finally I will be teaching a three-day batik workshop at the Chester Art Centre in Chester, Nova Scotia, Canada, on 11th - 13th September. Check out www.chesterartcentre.ca.
I enjoy doing commissions. If you'd like me to capture a memory or special event in a batik painting, please contact me to discuss it further.
Have a look on Testimonials to read what others have to say about my batik paintings, prints, cards and workshops.
I hope you enjoy browsing through my gallery and website. Please get in touch if you have any questions on firstname.lastname@example.org
Rosi Robinson email@example.com.
All items are carefully handpacked by myself and the prints and batiks insured for safe delivery
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View Rosi's painstaking work in close-up detail