About Cheryl Bridgart
Early in her career, she set herself a challenge that she would never copy, use computers, projectors, printers or any other medium on her embroideries, nothing but the stitch.
It is just Cheryl her eye, her hands, and her domestic sewing machine.
Cheryl is a multifaceted artist she draws, paints but is internationally recognized master of the art form of Fine Art Freestyle Machine Embroidery and her museum quality Art to Wear clothes.
Cheryl has exhibited, taught and has works in collections in UK, USA, Japan, Switzerland, Greece, Vietnam, Russia, NZ and throughout Australia.
Cheryl, although fine art trained is self taught in embroidery (she drew cartoons on her clothes with a sewing machine as a child and has only worn clothes that she has designed, drafted, embroidered and tailored since she was a teenager).
Because of the spontaneity of her work she now can, and does embroider portraits live in front of an audience. This year she embroidered a portrait live of The Governor His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC. in front of an audience whilst being recorded for TV.
Cheryl accepts Commissions and collaborations and has created artworks as diverse as an embroidered cushion to portraits, to animal portraits, to art to wear waistcoats to mosaic installations.
Featured Gallery – Embroidered Wall Art
Cheryl’s Art responds to her life and world events. Cheryl is an innovator, not a copier. She records drawings from night dreams interpreting them in textiles, creating tactile surfaces full of personal imagery. These playful themes evoke an Alice in Wonderland feel. Look deeper, and you will find hidden narrative and symbolism.