Eileen Harrisson   MA Artist


Welcome to the reconstruction of my website!

My original website is unfortunately unavailable, so I am now in the process of constructing it anew. At the moment, I have two blogs and on these, there are lots of images and histories of my work along with aspects of my philosophy, life and inspirations and these you can access through the following links:-Blogs:-


Thread of the Spirit

The PhD Stitch as Document


Inspired by light, constructed through stitch, my work seeks to give expression to what lies within, inviting the viewer to contemplate possibilities beyond perceived reality; to offer a space in which, simply, to be. Wind of the spirit blows through all and informs all.

“In The Lacemaker (c.1669-71) Vermeer paints a woman stitching. In her work, Eileen Harrisson reverses the polarity: she stitches a ‘painting’. Eileen is able to accumulate thread to form a rich impasto, and to deploy it singly and deftly to accent an area of colour. The works exhibit a surface facture comparable in lustre to that of a heavily worked painting. Whereas paint undergoes a change of state as it either dries or oxidises, stitch does not transmute. It abides. The spiritual allusions proliferate.”

John Harvey (Professor of Art at the School of Art, Aberystwyth University)

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