November 2021

“Call of the Heartwood: My Creative Journey With Trees” with Lorraine Roy

Textile Artist Lorraine Roy will present her artistic journey in words and pictures as she describes how trees wove their way into her art and her heart. Lorraine will describe the variety of non-traditional fabric and thread techniques that have evolved over her 30 year career, and will present a trunk show and slides of her current work. This event will appeal to artists of all stripes, environmentalists, gardeners, and anyone who exalts in the presence of trees.

Raised in Rural Southern Ontario, Lorraine Roy completed an Honours BSc in Horticultural Sciences before opting for a professional career in art textiles. Kindled by an early love of hand-embroidery, she eventually learned to ‘paint’ with fabric using her sewing machine. All her work explores connections between art, science and nature, and most of her imagery is inspired by biology, mythology and cultural impact of trees, classical symbols of our connection with the natural world. She continues to acquire new knowledge and insights about them, in order to better address and convey our mutual rich and complex kinship.