Wendy Fleckner

Fabric and stitch has featured throughout Wendy’s life in one form or another.  Her work is typically representational, controlled and detailed in style, although for her final graduate exhibition she produced a more conceptual installation, entitled ‘Red Knot Migration’ which was also exhibited at the Mall Galleries, London in 2015.

Whilst she has been influenced by a number of artists from differing practices, including printers and artists as well as many textile artists, Wendy’s inspiration tends to occur by chance; it could be a word, a story, a colour, or a photograph that captures her imagination, prompting extensive research to produce diverse and unusual work. Wendy uses free machine embroidery extensively in her work together with mixed media techniques to interpret her chosen theme.

Wendy is a Licentiate member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen and is qualified in the field of textiles with an FdA Stitched Textiles (Merit), University of Winchester and a BTEC Textiles & Machine Embroidery (Distinction); further qualifications include BSc (Hons) Computer Studies, Solent University and BSc (Hons) Architecture, University of Wales.

In 2013 Wendy and Elizabeth Saunders co-founded the textile/mixed media group, Visual Marks, with the aim of exhibiting several times a year.