Above: Chloe Townsend in the Missibaba Studio, Cape Town
Right (below on mobile): CHLOE TOWNSEND Elysian Dream, 2020, Leather appliqué and patchwork, 2530 x 1800 mm Unframed, Dimensions variable

CHLOE TOWNSEND
Anemones I & II, 2020
Leather appliqué on canvas
375 x 320 mm | 295 x 250 mm Unframed

“This body of work has been created in celebration of the 15-year journey of Missibaba. The leather pieces have been lovingly brought to life by myself and the Missibaba team. Looking back at some of our much-loved symbols and themes, it has been such a joy for us all to make this work all the while sharing remembrances of this wild roller coaster ride we've travelled together.”

- Chloe Townsend

 

 

CHLOE TOWNSEND
Motley Crew I,II & III, 2020
Leather appliqué on canvas
455 x 410 mm Framed

“As a team we have tried to push the boundaries of leathercraft. Looking at traditional techniques, we have brought a large dose of unique feminine vibrancy to a traditionally masculine craft. A deep love of pattern and colour is woven through each piece.”

- Chloe Townsend

CHLOE TOWNSEND
Black-Eyed Sue, 2020 & Patsy, 2020
Gouache, pencil crayon, paper collage
880 x 660 mm Framed

“I always find myself drawn to gouache and leather. Both mediums allow you to work with a vibrant colour palette and lend themselves to creating patterns, layering light over dark and quite stylised yet joyful artworks.”

- Chloe Townsend

CHLOE TOWNSEND
A Peaceful Passage, 2020
Leather appliqué on canvas
1580 x 1240 mm Framed

CHLOE TOWNSEND
Jungle Eyes, 2020
Leather appliqué on canvas
710 x 610 mm Framed

CHLOE TOWNSEND
Jungle Dreams, 2020
Leather appliqué on canvas
1580 x 1240 mm Framed

CHLOE TOWNSEND
Rock Pool, 2020
Gouache, pastel, and gold leaf on paper
520 x 435 mm Framed

“I feel Good Vibrations are something we all need at the moment. Whether we get these from looking at joyful artworks, colours, by moving, listening and being in nature...we all need to get the medicine that speaks to each of us. This beauty and joy brings us back to our heart and the heart of all things. We're all energy and need to choose wisely where to focus our attention.”

- Chloe Townsend

 

CHLOE TOWNSEND
We’re All In This Together, 2020
Leather appliqué on canvas
1300 x 1300 mm Framed

CHLOE TOWNSEND
Field of Dreams I, 2020
Leather appliqué on canvas
740 x 655 mm Framed