Joan Baxter’s work deals with landscape, its echoes of history, its legends, its atmospheres and moods. She is particularly inspired by the rich cultural heritage and wild beauty of the landscapes of the far North of Scotland where she lives.
Joan Baxter chooses to work in the traditional woven tapestry medium because she likes the way her initial ideas can develop and expand during the slow and deliberate making process.
The process, although a very ancient one, allows her to push boundaries in design, technique, materials and concepts.
She has been weaving tapestries since 1973, first as an art student in Scotland and Poland, then as a professional weaver in the UK and Australia.