Eaton Gallery

Summer Show & Tell Gallery posted June 26, 2009

In this edition of the Show & Tell Gallery highlights the work of two inspiring
artists: Doris Eaton whose work and commitment to stretching her own creative
boundaries has inspired many hookers and exhibitions including the creation of
Art Hits the Wall; and Anne Kirby who still considers herself a fairly new hooker
and whose prolific designing and hooking in ‘traditional pictorial’ style has
captured the heart of her home province Newfoundland.

Treetops & Fireflies: A Doris Eaton Highlight

Below are images generously shared by Doris Eaton of some of her works over the
years.  Her approach captures a sense of spontaneity, reverence for nature and a
willingness to experiment in colour, technique and style to find her voice.  And
this unique voice is evident in every work and has inspired the next generation
of hookers new to the craft.  She is known not only for her incredible works of
art, but also for her equally unmeasurable generousity in sharing advice,
techniques and learnings from a place of humble experimenter.  This collection of
images is just a sampling of hopefully more to come as a book on her life and art
is currently in the making.

“A Gift from the Sea”, 2007. Designed & hooked by Doris Eaton. Doris has described this has one of her favourites. The joyful act of discovery, engaged curiosity and relationship with nature is evident both in the image of this work and her approach to rug hooking in general.

“Beachcombing”, 2007. Designed & hooked by Doris Eaton

“Embryo”, 2006 closeup

“Tall Trees & Hollyhocks”, 2008. Designed & hooked by Doris Eaton. This work is expected to be highlighted in Rug Hooking Magazine’s

“Sheep Checkerboard”, 2005. Designed & hooked by Doris Eaton

“Skyline”, 2007. Designed & hooked by Doris Eaton. This work represents the ‘skyline’ of her landscape and was created with wool she had on-hand.

“Underwater Seaweed”, 2004. Designed & hooked by Doris Eaton.

“Parchessi”, 2004. Designed & hooked by Doris Eaton

“Embryo”, 2006. Designed & hooked by Doris Eaton