swimWhile browsing the beautifully curated selection of art cards at the great Jules Besch in Truro, MA last month, my eyes were drawn to the wonderful works of Laurie Swim. Ms. Swim’s work is wonderfully evocative of the northeastern seaside (no surprise she is from Nova Scotia) and even more remarkable as the prints I saw were taken from her medium of choice, textiles – as in quilting – and her talent is exceptional.

About artist Laurie Swim: “Laurie has worked as an artist for some 40 years, developing unique and innovative treatments to fashion her imagery in textiles with fabric and thread. Laurie has written three books, two published internationally, on quilt art. The Joy of Quilting with an Introduction by Alex Colville, 1984, made her an early leader in the art quilt field. Laurie’s third book, Rags to Riches: The Quilt as Art with an introduction by Mary Pratt, was published in Canada in 2007. Laurie’s works grace many private and public collections, including the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Art Bank, Nova Scotia Designer Craft Council, the City of Toronto Art Collection and the Museum of Arts and Design in New York.”

I love her work titled “In the Moment” (above right) which is available as a note card, along with many of her other great works, in Laurie Swim’s online shop.

Explore a gallery of Laurie Swim’s work here.

See Laurie Swim’s online shop here.