Judy (Reid) Matechuk - an 8th generation Nova
Scotian, moved to the Yukon in 1968 and realized
she was finally at home. She originally transferred
to the Yukon for a year, but stayed, married &with her husband Norm,raised 3 children. She has expressed her creativity
with fabric since sewing as a teen in Nova Scotia.
After years of sewing and experimenting
with fabric, colour & fabric manipulation
she discovered textile art several years ago and
is now enjoying the endless possibilities of ‘painting’
with textiles. Her “palette “has been
collected over many years and from many places
Courses in Fabric Art/Manipulation,
landscapes, drawing, appliqué, snippet
art, fabric embellishment, dyeing, stamping, silk
screening,creative stitching and sandcarving have all contributed
to Judy’s unique wall hangings, functional
and wearable art.
Experimenting with sandblasting several years ago, her husband created a scene on glass. Judy backed the scene with hand dyed fabric and it popped - picking up the colours of the fabric. As Norm focused on wood turning and furniture, Judy seized the pencil blaster and moved the idea forward. She created the technique of sandbrushing images on the framing glass of fabric scenes.
She welcomes commissions; please
contact to discuss.
She is a board member of the Yukon Art Society,
On the marketing committee for Arts Underground;
YAS representative for the Yukon Convention Bureau and the Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce;
A member of CarFac;
A member of the Experimental Fabric Artists Group;
A member of the Fireweed Community Market.
She exhibits at Arts Underground Gallery and North End Gallery.
Her work is in private collections in Canada, the US and the United Arab Emirates.
“The artist was able to create a strong
sense of spirituality and presence. A good strong
piece.” Points of View Review of View from
God’s Shoulder May 2004.
“Excellent use of mixed media” Points
of View Review of My Life So Far May 2005
“It's a one-of-a-kind piece of art.”
She is developing a rather unique
art form.....fabric backgrounds with sandblasted
glass images. Hers is a "one of a kind"
medium. SH Client
“A dramatic yet soft effect.”
“This is a new and unique art, we're very interested.”
Art Gallery Owner, Sante Fe