Virginia first started painting approximately 20 years ago and developed her own technique using various media and experimenting with texture and colour to create a unique style. As all creative people develop their own style, Virginia’s evolved from small watercolours to large acrylic and oil paintings expressing her love of colour and nature in bold compositions on canvas.
Although continuing with painting Virginia now focuses much of her time on design and creative arts and crafts. About 5 years ago she attended several courses in felt making and creative design. She was really inspired from this to experiment with machine embroidery. So now, as well as painting, she creates very individual and striking machine embroidered pictures, using handmade felt and beautiful materials.
Virginia also runs workshops regularly in both wet and needle felting and glass painting. For more details on these please see her website www.virginiamurphy.co.uk