ABOUT THE ARTIST
Frankie Creith is an internationally exhibited artist, living and working on the North Coast of Ireland.
Her work has been published, televised and held in both private and public collections worldwide, including the prestigious Victoria & Albert Museum London, home to the world’s largest collection of Applied Art.
Since graduating from Ulster University Belfast with a Ba (Hons) in Fine Craft Design, she continued to develop her creative practice whilst, for over 20 years working as an ‘Artist in Residence’ for the Education Board and Arts Council of Northern Ireland facilitating numerous art commissions and cross-community creative projects.
She is best known for her ‘Mixed-media Textile’ work incorporating fabrics, papers, paint, inks, wax, resin and all manner of media through collage, fusing, layering and embellishing with both free machine and hand stitch. Currently, the local landscape of her beloved North Antrim rich in colour, texture and cultural heritage inspires her work in acrylics, oils, cold wax and stitch.
Frankie grew up in the countryside near the small town of Bushmills, famous for housing the world's oldest licensed distillery, its 'Black Bush' whiskey and location adjacent to the UNESCO World Heritage site of the 'Giant’s Causeway'.
She now lives just a stone’s throw away in the seaside peninsula town of Portrush on the Causeway Coast, where her artwork is showcased in her own art gallery on the Main Street.
She loves to encourage others in the development of their own creativity and facilitates an immersive art experience, 'Making Your Mark on the Causeway Coast' as part of TourismNI's 'Embrace a Giant Spirit' programme, where visitors can connect with local people, culture and landscapes through experiential tourism.