With 20 years of silk painting experience, WNC-based artist Kathy Goodson uses poncho jackets, scarves and framed wall art as part of her exhibit, Dream Silks, on display in the Education Center daily January 13 – April 22, 2018. Using a multi-step process, Goodson applies French dyes to crepe de Chine using various techniques that are often layered, creating vibrant, rich colors. After steam setting, the paintings are often re-stretched and treated with fabric paints and/or wax to create additional effects. Inspired by natural beauty, Goodson primarily focuses on plants, flowers and leaves in her work.
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