Ottawa artist Paula Mitas Zoubek has painted on fabric, exhibiting wall hangings in batik since the 1970s and early 1980s. As she tends to focus on still life she finds textiles and fabrics always make their way into her work, whether they are the central subject or simply part of the background. "Sometimes the textile is the main subject, other times it forms part of the background for the flowers from my garden or the crockery from my kitchen. Textiles and flowers bring us so much color and comfort. Presently I am celebrating their presence in our lives" she says.