Wensleydale artist to feature in BBC series

Felt artist Andrea Hunter.

Wensleydale felt artist Andrea Hunter has been working with the BBC on a new series called Home is Where the Art Is.

The series, presented by Nick Knowles, will be aired on BBC One and has been created to show how accessible and easy it is to commission bespoke pieces of art.

The concept of each episode is to introduce three new artists from a range of visual arts disciplines and to watch them explore  a mystery buyer’s home for ideas about their tastes, before pitching their ideas for the piece of art to be commissioned.

Andrea was one of the artists, but which of the three artists in her episode wins will remain a secret until the programme is aired.

Andrea said: “After being approached by the BBC I felt that the programme was a great opportunity to showcase my work to the public and to encourage people to commission artists directly when contemplating purchasing a piece of art for their home.

“My reaction to the idea of the filming process was initially one of panic and nervousness; however, this was soon overcome by excitement and a fascination at being in a TV studio. Overall it has been a very interesting and enjoyable experience.”

Andrea Hunter was born in Wensleydale and after graduating from Leeds University in 1987 she returned to the dale to work as a professional artist.

After several years her interest in textiles uncovered a real love for felt making.

Andrea will appear in episode nine of the series on April 18 at 3.45pm on BBC One.