Artist draws on her peace­ful vi­sion

The Jewish Chronicle - - Community Life - By Jay GRenBy

a Ken­Ton tex­tile artist is do­nat­ing 25 per cent of the sales from her solo ex­hi­bi­tion at a syn­a­gogue art gallery to the neve shalom – Wa­hat-al salaam vil­lage, jointly es­tab­lished by Jewish and Pales­tinian cit­i­zens of Is­rael to pro­mote peace.

Gilda Baron is di s pl a y i ng her l a t e s t work a t north­wood and P i nner L i b e r a l syn­a­gogue’s etz Chayim Gallery un­til novem­ber 23. The artist — whose work has been dis­played at the Bar­bican Li­brary and Foyles art Gallery — is a mem­ber of the Mid­dle­sex new syn­a­gogue in har­row.

she pre­dom­i­nantly pro­duces land­scapes in­spired by places she has vis­ited and her work makes use of fab­ricdye­ing, batik, and hand and ma­chine em­broi­dery. “The many lay­ers, are what makes my tex­tile art so dis­tinc­tive,” she claims.

east end-born Ms Baron orig­i­nally trained as a pat­tern-cut­ter. she is ir­ri­tated that tex­tile artists do not re­ceive the same recog­ni­tion as painters, but is de­lighted with the re­sponse to her book on The Art of Em­broi­dered Flow­ers.

First pub­lished in 2004, it has sold 30,000 copies in english and has been trans­lated into nor­we­gian and Rus­sian.

Coastal Path, one of the works ex­hib­ited by Gilda Baron ( pic­tured left)

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