​Designs on Silk​

Designsonsilk © 2018

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Silk artist, Phyllis Gordon, has followed her love of fabric and design since a teen. A painter in oil and watercolor for many years, she now focuses on silk as her canvas and textile dyes as her paint. She studied color, design, drawing, oil painting and watercolor at art schools including The Baum Art School, Barnstone Studios, Framingham State University, community colleges and with local artists.


Since 1996, she has focused on painting on silk; the perfect culmination of all her interests.


She has studied with respected silk artists and surface

designers including Susan Louise Moyer, Jan Janis,

Karen Sistek, Natasha Foucalt, Suzanne Punch, Kiranada

Benjamin, Mary Edna Fraser and others at numerous

conferences and workshops and has been an active

member of Silk Painters International (SPIN) since 2000.​


​Her hand painted silks have been included in juried fine

craft shows, boutiques and private showings in New

England and the NorthEast and were displayed in the

Silk Painters International (SPIN) exhibit "Asian Art,

Botanicals on Silk" at the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington DC.   


In 2016, three silk paintings of Venetian themes were included in the juried SPIN biennial  Festival "Silk in Transition" at Arrowmont School of Art & Craft. In 2018 her painting of 'Lago di Carezza' was accepted for show in the 2018 SPIN Festival "Transcendent Silk...Beyond the Ordinary". 


Phyllis is a resident artist at Artists & Makers Studios in Rockville, Maryland where she paints and displays her wearable and framed artwork. 


Inquire about classes, private instruction and becoming active in the local Silk Painters International (SPIN) chapter.