Maureen Ivy Fisher: Painting in Fiber

Opening: Saturday, Nov 18, 2023 6 – 9 pm
Saturday, Nov 11, 2023 – Jan 7, 2024

18620 E. Belvidere Rd, Grayslake, IL 60030

MAUREEN IVY FISHER -- Painting in Fiber

"The process I use to create my fiber work is called needle felting.  Dyed sheep’s wool is the paint on my palette. A sheet of felted wool is the canvas. Special needles that adhere the colored wool to the felt sheet are my paint brushes. I blend and layer the colored wool to achieve desired hues, tones, and gradations, just as I would with paint.  Simultaneously, I build with the wool fiber to add a sculptural element." -- Maureen Ivy Fisher 

Organic shapes and forms, rather than straight-edged geometric ones, are the components of Fisher's compositions. They are her nterpretation of the many landscapes she's hiked or traveled. The images she creates are her embrace of the natural world and, for her, are a refuge from the digital and man-made spaces in which we live and work today.

Fisher's fiber works are immersive offering meditative, contemplative, and comforting engagement. Favoring the tactile nature of working with fiber, Fisher's hands are right in the material, along with the needle, as she adds, subtracts, and layers the colors, pulls, and then shapes the materials. In this way she is closer to the work than with traditional painting and truly feels part of it.


Opening Reception — Saturday, November 18, 6-9pm

2nd Reception — Saturday, December 16, 6-9pm

On view through January 7, 2024


Open Weekends 1-4pm

Closed Dec 23–24, 30–31