Alanna Josie Watchman is a New Zealand textile artist and designer.
Alanna spent her childhood surrounded by farmland in the Akatawara Ranges, a short drive inland from the coastal town of Waikanae; at the age of ten her family moved north to a larger port/beach city, Tauranga, in the Bay of Plenty.
Currently living and working in Halifax within the Canadian Maritimes, she produces her latest artwork from an attic apartment, pieces that host a conversation between simplicity and intricacy; she creates studies of shape, symmetry, and pattern.
Alanna embraces a range of mediums to translate her thoughts and ideas, including embroidery, ceramics, painting, and writing.
For commissions, collaborations, photographic prints, or inquiries, please do not hesitate to drop me an email - she’d love to chat!
Images by Anthony Barton @halfyearsun