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Aileen Johnston

Born 1965,
Dublin


Amie Haslen at Norton Way Gallery Hertfordshire

Aileen Johnston is an Irish textile artist specialising in embroidery. Her works are inspired by her home on the farm, in Wicklow, her love of the mediaeval Books of Hours and illuminated manuscripts, with their ornate borders and jewel-like colours.

Exploring themes of the natural world and the rhythm of the seasons, she combines hand embroidery, beading and free machine embroidery, to create pieces that shimmer with detail and intricacy. Her work is held in private and public collections throughout Europe and America.

“Aileen Johnston’s embroidered images are remarkable. Technically brilliant, she has her own distinctive offbeat visual style and her work is singular and engaging.” Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times  

“Aileen’s work captures people, places and creatures in vibrant and shimmering thread. Johnston achieves a magical quality in each intricate and unique piece, exploring the natural undulations of cloth and the luminescence of the fibres to gain depth and light.” The Irish Independent


Aileen Johnston Embroidery Norton Way Gallery Hertfordshire AIleen Johnston Embroidery at Norton Way Gallery Hertfordshire Aileen Johnston Embroidery at Norton Way Gallery Hertforodshire
Lend me your Grey Mare
Embroidery
15" x 12"
£650 f
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Late Black Berries
Embroidery
9" x 11"
£570 f
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Two For Joy
Embroidery
15" x 12"
£650 f
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Aileen Johnston Embroidery at Norton Way Gallery Hertfordshire    
The Leaves be Green
Embroidery
8" x 8"
£480 f
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