Ann Welly Revels

Mediums: ,

  • armadillo-on-royal-palm
  • with-shells
  • baskets

Artist Bio

ANN WELLY REVELS is an award winning fiber artist from Titusville, Florida

Education:

Fiber atist since 1980. Has taken 50 plus workshops with local and nationally known fiber arts instructors. Skilled in loom weaving, basketry, and paper making including felted flax paper.

Awards:

  • Honorable Mention, Fiesta in the Park, New Smyrna Beach, Spring 2016
  • Second Place, 3 Dimensional Art, Cocoa Village Art Show, March 2016
  • Second Place, Woodworking, Great Day in the Country Oviedo, November 2015

Professional Associations:

  • Held many offices and committee chairs in Florida Tropical Weavers Guild (the state guild) including President and Conference Coordinator.
  • Florida Representative to Handweavers Guild of America for four years
  • Member of Weavers of Orlando, Spacecoast Weavers and Fiber Artists

Teaching Experience:

Gave lectures and taught dozens of workshops to local and regional weaving guilds, women’s clubs, art teacher and preschool education groups etc.

Artist Statement

ANN WELLY REVELS is an award winning fiber artist from Titusville, Florida. She has long been fascinated by the tactile feel of fibers and has a keen eye for natural materials in the world around us. Her interest in environmental causes is reflected in her work. Loom woven wall hangings include branches and grasses as well as yarn. Ann’s handmade paper incorporates petals, leaves, and spices or is embossed by seed pods. Her current work is palm skin baskets made from the fiber that attaches the palm frond to the trunk on certain tropical palms. Where others see tree trimmings on the side of the road as a pile of yard trash, Ann sees potential works of art.

“Every piece of palm fiber is different depending on the species and the season.

Each has a personality. I never know exactly what I will create until I begin to shape it. Once dried, the basket tells me what sort of embellishment, if any, or what plant or animal I should woodburn on the surface. It’s such a hands-on process that I really feel I am collaborating with the materials. My goal is to allow others to experience this gift from our tropical paradise.”

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