April Barrie was born in Dunfermline, Scotland, she grew up in Gare Loch Head and currently lives and works in Fife with her family. April is a self taught Textile artist.
April's heart belongs in Scotland and she draws inspiration from the Highlands and Islands, using textiles made by weavers living on the islands based on the colours found in the ever changing landscap...e. April creates 3D “textile taxidermy” stags and wildlife which are both proud of their heritage yet contemporary and bold.
Her tapestry sculptures are mostly made of Harris Tweed and resin. They depict the local fauna and are inspired by the colours and traditions of the dramatic Scottish landscape as well as the local heritage. Her work embraces tradition in a refreshed contemporary style.