A CREATIVE take on the Wirral coastline has stitched together nicely for a brand-new showcase.
It is an exciting time for artist and school teacher Jude Lloyd Johnson, who is putting on her first-ever exhibition entitled Follow The Thread.
The 34-year-old specialises in photography and finally displayed her creations after winning some local photography competitions.
Her main inspirations are West Kirby and Hilbre Island, which she regularly visits and takes snaps.
She has 12 pieces in the exhibition at Staacks gallery, in West Kirby, until February 29.
Her multimedia artwork incorporates stitch designs, transforming her photographs into striking pieces of skilled craftsmanship.
The intertwining fabrics and threads weave and meander in soft lines producing exquisite, tactile and picturesque creations.
Jude has a degree in fashion and textiles and more than 12 years experience in art and design.
Jude, who was born in Great Sutton and now lives in north Wales, told the News: “It is my first ever exhibition and I am very excited. My subjects are Wirral, mostly Hilbre Island and West Kirby – the Marina and seascapes.
“I am fascinated with Hilbre – I love going there – and I like wind farms, I think they are very interesting.
“My main passion is photography, doing portraits, still life and weddings, so the work in the exhibition comprises a photograph I have taken, torn up and stitched down into a nice composition. It has linear lines of seascapes, mirroring the horizon.
“The pictures are then put on to a board and a mounted frame.
“I have taken so many photographs and won a lot of local competitions so I decided to hold an exhibition.”
Go to www.judelloydjohnson.com