Artist of the Week - Becs Cliffe

Becs Cliffe is our current artist of the week. Her colourful multimedia collages always have lots of quirky details that you don't always spot the first time you see them. Here is our interview with Becs.

Q. How would you describe your work?

A. My work often comes from experimenting with a variety of mixed media and collage to create original designs. I often create individual framed pictures using a combination of different media techniques. 

Q. What inspires you?

A. Childhood memories and nostalgia forms a large part of my inspiration. I have memories of church fetes with handmade bunting pinned to the jam and pickle stall and family holidays to the seaside. I also take inspiration from tea parties, quaint villages and all things vintage.

Q. Can you describe your techniques and how you work?

A. I use a combination of different media and techniques including paper and fabric collage, stitch, rubber stamps, transfer embellishments, mono-printing and line drawing.

A colour, image or new technique can be the inspiration to start a series of designs, building up layers of materials and embellishments to create a collaged picture.

Q. Tell us  about where you work.

A. I work at home in my "creative space" where I am surrounded by a variety of materials, images and objects including jars of vintage buttons, papers, postcards, photos, rubber stamps, fabrics, threads and ribbons all giving me a source of inspiration to design.

Q. And finally, just for fun, what is your favourite word, and why!

A. Sparkle