A PROFESSIONAL artist is returning to her roots with a new exhibition set to be unveiled in Maldon.

Sylvia Paul is displaying her textile art at the new ‘Bits and Pieces’ exhibition in Maeldune Heritage Centre.

The works include a wall hanging of a phoenix, more than 2 metres high, which was created in February 2021 as a lockdown project.

Maldon and Burnham Standard: The full photo of Sylvia with the phoenix piece, which is more than 2 metres highThe full photo of Sylvia with the phoenix piece, which is more than 2 metres high

Sylvia has been a professional painter and textile artist for more than 40 years.

Her unique artworks are hand or machine stitched, created with remnants from Sudbury silk factories as well as kimono silk.

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The artist says she's delighted to be exhibiting her works in Maldon where she attended Plume Academy in the 1970’s.

Sylvia is member of a small group of textile artists who exhibit together throughout the UK and has had pieces accepted for an exhibition in Austria in 2019.

Most recently her work has been displayed at The Bankside Gallery in London.

Copies of Sylvia's book ‘Bits and Pieces’ will be available at the Maldon exhibition on Thursday, April 14.

The display in the heritage centre will run until May 3 on Tuesdays to Saturdays from 11am to 4pm.

For more information visit maelduneheritagecentre.co.uk or call 01621 851628.