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PKL Designs

Transplanted from Jamaica to the prairies of Wyoming, I dye paint silk and create bright, flowing contemporary fiber art pieces ...wall hangings, banners, paintings, table runners, garments to order, small purses. I'm looking for folks who like to enhance their homes and offices with color. Custom commissions are always welcome.
- Phillippa K. Lack

Artist statement:  To beautify the world with my art.

The fluid surface of the silk dares me to play with its shifting textures. The fibers hold and release the tropical colors of my childhood in their own quixotic alchemy. From the sheer transparency of silk chiffon to the deeply-plied silk charmeuse, each fabric takes the precious French dyes from my brush like a willful child.

Once you’ve touched your brush to the silk, you are committed. Whether it is wall décor or clothing, there is no changing your mind, no backtracking. Brush, dye, silk … the path is unforgiving. But this immediacy allows me to flow with the moment, be completely present. An error becomes another choice, a different commitment, another path to walk. An initial vision, which at first seems to be mine, becomes its own master.

Location:   Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA
   Silk Painters International (SPIN) master silk painter
   Surface Design Association
   Studio Art Quilt Associates
Languages spoken:  English

Silk Painting by PKL Designs


“Gorgeous colors and exquisite craftsmanship are hallmarks of PKL Designs.  Phillipa's creativity and artistic curiosity continually expand her work so that each beautiful textile is truly a one-of-a-kind treasure.”
July 16, 2011    Deborah Davis  Owner, Davis Textile Restoration

“Phillippa creates superb, and beautiful silk paintings.  She created a piece for me that is not only absolutely lovely and eye-catching, but also garners many compliments to any who view it in my home.  I highly recommend her.”
July 22, 2011   Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert
Nancy Fowler,  hired Phillippa as an Artist in 2006

“Phillippa's work is exquisite as well as impeccably crafted. Her aesthetic vision is clear. She is very disciplined in her work. I knew her while I was on the staff of the Wyoming Arts Council many years ago and continue to consider her a fine colleague in the arts.”
July 31, 2011     Jennie Kiessling, Communications Coordinator, Wyoming Arts C

Tags:  silkpainting, fiberart, handpainted silk, silk purses, wall hangings, silk scarves

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-Henry David Thoreau

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