Gloria S. Daly, textile artist, lives on Vancouver Island, in the Cowichan Valley. Her studio and home are situated among Cedar, Douglas fir and lush moss of the rain forest. Her qualifications include: Embroiderers’ Guild of America, Master Craftsman in Design, City & Guilds, UK, in Art Design & Embroidery Diploma, and Level 1 Certificate Design and Craft (Machine Embroidery), and a Associate Degree in Arts and Sciences from Vancouver Island University, she has received awards from BC Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts. Gloria exhibited both 2 and 3 dimensional textile works with SAQA, FAN and SDA groups. She has five solo shows for her latest exhibition Blanket Statement: No Shame in Patches.
Daly’s art challenges the accepted need to find beauty in what is new, it asks the viewer to look for the inner beauty within the old and used. The textiles that Gloria creates are labour intensive and thought provoking as they explore the relationship between yesterdays’ discarded cloth and today’s philosophy of “recycling”. Gloria’s hand stitching is a significant expression of her sense of personal commitment to each individual piece. Her works are in private and corporate collections in Australia, Canada, Japan and USA.
Gloria S. Daly is a member in good standing of CARFAC BC