Jane Kenyon

Textiles are the unsung heroines of cultural exploration. A fiber artist today probes the history and significance of historical textiles, but also explores the relationships and possibilities in a contemporary world. Building on the foundation of traditional fibre and art practices, a new art medium is created with new possibilities of design, expression, and ideology. Today's fiber artist utilizes a large variety of techniques; painting, dyeing, printing, collage, gilding, sculpture, hand embroidery, machine stitching and more.

Currently, Kenyon is exploring the creation of cloth with stitch only, Thread Painting. This requires a foundation (stabilizer) on which to stitch that can be dissolved at the end of the project. Working in this way, the artist is essentially drawing & painting with thread, instead of using other traditional painting mediums. Thread Painting creates exceptional detail and texture that are not possible with any other technique, and Kenyon is exploring both the natural and the urban world in her present imagery.

Along with many years of study of weaving, painting, and printmaking, Jane earned an Art and Design for Embroidery Certificate from London, England. Her artwork can be found in corporate collections in Vancouver and private collections in Canada and the U.S., as well as the Korean Craft Museum, Canadian Embassy in Seoul, Canada Council Art Bank, Saskatchewan Art Bank collections and the World Textile Association in Miami, FL.

Artist Work
Urban Markings 1
41 in x 41 in
Thread Painting: rayon & cotton sewing thread

$6845

Artist Work
Twilight
30 in x 70 in
Thread Painting: rayon & cotton sewing thread

$9045

Artist Work
Transformed in Silence
39 in x 52 in
Thread Painting: rayon & cotton sewing thread

$8640

Artist Work
Jade Fracture
43 in x 50 in
Thread Painting: rayon & cotton sewing thread

$8325

Artist Work
Fracture 2
41 in x 41 in
Thread Painting: rayon & cotton sewing thread

$6845

Artist Work
Still Life with Flowers
41 in x 34 in
Thread Painting: rayon & cotton sewing thread

$5850

Artist Work
Lichen 8
39 in x 39 in
Thread Painting: rayon & cotton sewing thread

$6125

Artist Work
Post No Bills
45 in x 33 in
Thread Painting: rayon & cotton sewing thread

$5600

Artist Work
Crevice
44 in x 44 in
Thread Painting: rayon & cotton sewing thread

$8000

Artist Work
Confluence
26 in x 79 in
Thread Painting: rayon & cotton sewing thread

$8850

Artist Work
Confluence 2
30 in x 71 in
Thread Painting: rayon & cotton sewing thread

$9045

Artist Work
Fracture
40 in x 56 in
Thread Painting: rayon & cotton sewing thread

$9360

Artist Work
Lichen 7
39 in x 39 in
Thread Painting: rayon & cotton sewing thread

$6480

Artist Work
Immersion
61 in x 39 in
Thread Painting: rayon & cotton sewing thread

$9975

Artist Work
Landscape Study - Water
40 in x 40 in
Thread Painting: rayon & cotton sewing thread

$6125

Artist Work
Fracture in Outer Space
31 in x 70 in
Thread Painting: rayon & cotton sewing thread

$8450

Artist Work
Urban Markings 4
28 in x 75 in
Thread Painting: rayon & cotton sewing thread

$7935

Artist Work
Lichen 5
39 in x 39 in
Thread Painting: rayon & cotton sewing thread

$5780

Artist Work
Urban Markings 6
41 in x 41 in
Thread Painting: rayon & cotton sewing thread

$6480

Artist Work
Viewpoint
30 in x 62 in
Thread Painting: rayon & cotton sewing thread

$10620

Artist Work
Lichen 9
41 in x 41 in
Thread Painting: rayon & cotton sewing thread

$6845

Artist Work
Fault Line
37 in x 68 in
Thread Painting: rayon & cotton sewing thread

$11050

Artist Work
Integumentum
31 in x 57 in
Thread Painting: rayon & cotton sewing thread

$7155

Artist Work
Metamorphosis
36 in x 60 in
Thread Painting: rayon & cotton sewing thread

$9120

Artist Work
Urban Markings 5
33 in x 80 in
Thread Painting: rayon & cotton sewing thread

$10500