Inspired by the landscape and the colours of nature, Chris Linacre weaves them into her original beadwork and batik. As a beader, Chris originally worked solely with Gemstone beads but found the palette and shapes offered by Czech Glass beads allowed her more creative possibilities. Each piece is hand stitched or worked on a loom one bead at a time. Her signature garland necklace contains over 2000 beads. Chris also works in collaboration with Lampwork Artists and incorporates their unique beads in her work. This results in striking sculptural pieces of jewellery.
Her landscape batik work, inspired by memories of landscapes is always produced on recycled linen or cotton sourced from local charity shops . Each layer of colour is slowly built up to achieve the depth of perspective and a piece can take over a month to produce. Each piece is then professionally photographed and offered for sale as certificated Limited Edition prints.
Chris has exhibited widely around Yorkshire and has been Artist in Residence at Burton Agnes Hall in East Yorkshire several times.
All her work is designed and created by Chris in her studio in Scarborough on the beautiful North Yorkshire coast.