​Designs on Silk​

Designsonsilk © 2016

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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 College, 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, and others at numerous conferences and

workshops and has been an active member of Silk

Painters International 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 were accepted into the juried exhibition at the SPIN bi-annual Festival "Silk in Transition"  at Arrowmont School of Art & Craft 


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