What does mixed-media art mean to you?
Mixed Media to me means more than one medium – in my case, I call myself a Textile Mixed Media Artist. I start most of my artwork with my own hand-dyed or painted fabric then add paper, recycled plastic, glass or clay beads, metal, fibres, etc.
How long have you been a mixed-media artist?
I have been an artist all my 58 years I realize now, though I had not officially called myself an Artist until 2001.
How has your art impacted or enhanced your life?
ART brings me JOY everyday! I fully believe I am a better person because of ART! Life gives us many contrasts through-out the years and I have not been immune to them – Cancer, and death of a close family member to name a couple. ART was my therapy through that all.
What are a few of the mixed-media supplies you find yourself using most?
My first LOVE is fabric that I hand-dye or paint myself, then its paper (all kinds – from old book text to scrapbook paper).
Who are some of your favorite mixed-media artists?
I think the first mixed-media artist I came across was Lisa Vollrath whom I still LOVE seeing what inspires her. She introduced me to Altered Art and that opened up a whole NEW world to me. I am INSPIRED by Violette Clark, Diana Trout, and Claudine Hellmuth.
What makes your mixed-media art unique?
I believe my use of fabric would make it unique, and I like simple, and not much ornamental embellishments.
Where can we find you?
About Dale Anne Potter: I, Dale Anne Potter, am a Textile Mixed Media Artist | Teacher | Positivity Coach | Talk Fusion Associate who lives in a small town in SW Saskatchewan.
I came to fabric naturally. My Mom sewed all our clothes and I used to make doll clothes with all the leftover scraps of material. I began making quilts in the fall of 1983. I wanted each of my grandchildren to have a quilt hand made by me and my first grandchild was due to arrive. I made that first quilt without knowing all that much. Once it was finished, I decided to take quilting and hand appliqué classes.
I am inspired everyday by the world around me — nature, its textures, rhythms and colours, the materials at hand, fabrics, paper, found objects, and the movement of life — provides me with the ideas and enthusiasm to create new work.
I teach workshops: from the Beginner to the Artful Quilter, as well as stamping, journaling and scrapbooking.
My Artwork has been exhibited locally in Morse and Swift Current; nationally in Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Ontario; as well as internationally in Florida, California, Wisconsin, Vermont, and Washington. My artwork is in private & corporate collections in the US, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.