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About

Samantha Boot is a contemporary Artist Maker, working by hand with thread and cloth.

Drawn to the ancient lineage and domesticity of these materials, she creates quiet, thoughtful works inspired by the narrative of place and memory using a reductive colour palette, often with handmade, natural inks and paints.

A thoughtful lexicon of hand stitches imbues each piece with layered meaning, which reaches beyond the aesthetic, and grounds the work in the slow, meditative processes involved in their creation.

thread stored on wooden clothes pegs sitting on grey coloured linen fabric

Awards

Arts Council England, Developing Your Creative Practice grant, June 2022;

'The Seekers' (based on the Vignettes Quilt pattern by Heidi Parkes), 3rd place, Handwork, QuiltCon, Phoenix, Arizona, USA, February 2022.

Press

'Samantha Boot: Garlick Lane art exhibition on show at St Mary's church Ashley',

Hampshire Chronicle (in print and online), August 2023;

'Stitched Memories', Spring issue  Art Quilting Studio magazine, March 2023;

'Samantha Boot: Stitch, Create, Make with needle and thread', Issue 13 The Digital Cloth eMagazine, October 2022;

‘Earn Your Stripes’, article, Stripes Issue / issue 16 Curated Quilts, July 2021;

‘Scavenger Hunt: Look to the Light’ (based on the pattern by Heidi Parkes), gallery quilt,

Covid Issue / issue 15 Curated Quilts, April 2021.

Selected Exhibitions

2024

Spring Craft Collection, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, UK.

2023

Shape & Context, CAS Summer Exhibition, Andover, UK;

On Garlick Lane(Solo Exhibition), Ashley, Hampshire, UK;

The Time Of Her Life III, The House Of Smalls (Dollhouse Gallery), Chipping Campden, UK;

St Barbe Open, St Barbe Museum & Gallery, Lymington, UK.

2022

Reflections on Spirituality, online gallery, saqa.com;

Textile Expressionism, online gallery, saqa.com ;

Shadows, online exhibition, Tebbs Contemporary Art Gallery, tebbsgallery.com;

Handwork category, QuiltCon, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

2021

Broughton Village Artists, Hampshire Open Studios, UK;

All of a Twitter, online exhibition, SpringUpGallery.co.uk.

Public Speaking

A Palette of Place, Art In Place virtual conference,   July 2023, saqa.com.

Juried Memberships

Associate Artist, Chapel Arts Studio (CAS) November 2022 to present;

Artist Member, ArtCan, November 2022 to present.

Education

BA (Hons) Textiles, 1994- 1997, Surrey Institute of Art and Design, Farnham, UK

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