Born in England, Elizabeth Barton emigrated to America. Although originally a hobby, her focus on art quilts earned an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and acceptance into Quilt National, a world-renowned exhibition of art quilts.
What is an art quilt? “It’s painting with fabric. I start with cloth that I have painted, cut into pieces, and reassembled. Several layers are put together and stitched intensively to add texture and meaning.”
Barton’s talent extends to watercolors where her imagery reveals the hidden beauty of the natural world. Both mediums focus on repeated patterns of natural and/or architectural forms whether city, industrial, or rural landscapes.
A repeat participant in national juried shows including Quilt National, Visions, Art Quilt Elements, and Quilts=Art=Quilts, Elizabeth's resume of shows stretches across the country all the way to England.
MAGallery, a retail art gallery supporting local artists and authors, is a program of Madison Artists Guild, a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to education and the encouragement of artistic endeavor in its members and the community.
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