Marie Therese King giclee print of an original batik " Silver Birch and Flowers"
Image 42 x 21 cm
With mount : 55 x 33 cm
"I am based in Malvern, Worcestershire and have been trading since 2007. I have a foundation in graphic design with a Degree from Norths Staffordshire Poly (now Uni) in Multi Disciplinary design. I have passion for British wildlife, in particular, birds, butterflies wild flowers and insects. My main discipline is batik, the ancient Indonesian art-form of layering melted wax and water based dyes on cotton to create delicate and exquisite designs.
I come from a family of horticulturists, gardeners, bird watchers and keen walkers where my back garden ranged from fruit orchards to the Cotswold hills, where I spent a large part of my childhood. I am constantly drawing and observing what is around me and I regularly walk in the AONB Malvern hills.
I also have a love of the coast and the birds that visit; puffins, gannets, oystercatchers, terns, curlews and sandpipers and have run a number of batik and birdwatching holidays in southern Portugal where European bee eaters and golden oriels became the subject of some of my batiks.
I am a member of the Worcester Guild of Designer Craftsmen. Since 2003 I have been runningEekbatik, a dynamic business taking batik workshops into 100's of schools all over the country."