Patricia Kelly Textiles


Patricia Kelly is an Fermanagh based artist, creating abstract embroidered works for contemporary interiors. Patricia uses free machine embroidery techniques over layers of collage to create highly textural works.


Patricia was born and still resides in Co. Fermanagh. She obtained a B.A. Honours degree in Fine Craft Design/ Embroidery in the Ulster University in 1986. She has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally and has achieved numerous awards. Using free motion embroidery techniques, which in recent times have become more abstract, there is a strong focus on the use of line. Inspiration comes from many sources including the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi, which is to see beauty in the imperfect; as well as from the landscape and skies in the west of Ireland, where lines created by tangled hedgerows are silhouetted against coloured skies.  The sense of belonging to a place, where family history is interwoven through present lives influences Patricia. The incorporating of recycled textile, as often practised by ancestors, conveys the multi layered nature of lives linked. Patricia is influenced by her home and environment which has sheltered many generations of family.

Awards and Interviews

2023 Friday feature artist, Australia

2023 Textile Discover: Seven contemporary textile artists.

2023 Arte Morbida Magazine, Italy

2022 ACNI. Award for Individual Artist

2021 Solo Show Award, Fermanagh and Omagh District council

08,09,11,13,17,19, Residency Awards, Tyrone Guthrie Centre

2009   ACNI. Award for Individual artist

1986   BA Honours Textile/ Embroidery, 88 Dip. Art Education. University of Ulster



2024 Gallery 57, Sussex, ‘Cloth and Clay’

2023, Glasgow Project Room, Drawing Box International

2023, ‘Pathways,’ Craft N.I. summer exhibition

2023 Courthouse Gallery, Co Clare, ‘Summer of Love’

2023 Glebe House, Donegal, Summer Open

2022/2023 Gallery 595 Contemporary Art, N.Ireland

2022 Cloth and Clay, 2 Person exhibition, Island Arts Centre, Lisburn

2022 Amelie Maison d’art, Paris, selected textile art

2021 Fibre: Structure and Surface, Gallery 57, West Sussex

2021 Art in your pocket, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council

2021, Art in Mind, Brick Lane Gallery, London


441 Lattone Road, Scribbagh, Garrison, Co. Fermanagh. BT934BW

Where to Buy My Work

Gallery545online. Exhibition, Island Arts Centre, September 2023

Amelie Maison, Paris. Gallery and online

I am of Ireland, Waterford, Gallery and online store

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I complete commissions of framed and unframed textile wall pieces. Large and small scale works possible from A5 to A0

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