Perthshire Open Studios 2019 is over. Back to trying out new techniques: the next upcycling challenge is to combine collaged fabric appliqué with erratic stitching on water soluble stabiliser – ‘open’ panels will be more difficult to attach to a garment. Let’s see how it works!
I’ve been working on a new decorative panel made from recycled fabric, this time incorporating a small piece of commercially printed cotton. The panel is attached to a hand dyed, hand sewn hemp top, displayed on one of my bespoke manikins.
I’m participating in FUN A DAY DUNDEE 2019, an event where you create one piece of artwork per day and share the result online with friends and followers. My chosen field is experimenting with mixed media techniques on fabric. It isn’t always possible to actually finish one piece in a day so I take pictures […]
I have just posted my handprinted Christmas cards to a few customers. The 2018 motifs are ‘Christmas Pudding’ and ‘Rocking Horse’. I still have a number of ‘Christmas Pudding’ cards available: 5″ x 7″, printed on 350gsm paper, blank inside. £4, envelope included, s/h extra. Please send me a message if you would like to […]
More upcycled furniture: I have transformed a dark brown hall table into a contemporary focal piece that looks good in any room, not just the hall. This time I didn’t use Frenchic chalk paint, I used Annie Sloan paint instead, the hue is called Louis Blue. And I have lightly distressed the table. Stylised flower […]
Looking back: apart from painting vintage furniture, the mainstay of my Canadian art studio in the 1990s was fabric design. I dyed T-shirts and cotton tops by hand and decorated the garments using stamps, stencils, foam rollers, metal tipped applicator bottles… It was fortunate that my supplier had her shop in the same village where […]
During my time in Canada I did this custom order for a client in Vancouver BC. The lady in question had painted a small table in this beautiful rust colour and then felt unsure about how to accentuate the table top. The piece reminded me of a gambling table, so I decided on a decor […]
Just finished! Vintage furniture, a nest of tables, painted and upcycled for my Snowdrop Festival weekend exhibition in Coupar Angus, Perthshire. Coupar Angus Heritage Centre 8 George St PH13 9DH Saturday 24 – Sunday 25 February 2018, 11am – 15pm
Here are the two linoprints I made for this year’s studio Christmas cards. Contact me if you would like to buy cards, they come wrapped in cellophane, together with a white envelope. Size: 15 x 15 cm, blank inside. Christmas Town. Linoprint and stencil. 2017 Santa on the Roof. Two-plate linoprint. 2017
Second time: I am going to display my upcycled hand painted chairs and small tables at Urban Market ‘Interiors’ in Glasgow. Small table Ovals 40 x 32 x 59 cm. acrylic paint, acrylic varnish. 2017 Urban Market Interiors Drygate Brewery 85 Drygate Street Glasgow G4 0UT Sunday 19 November, 12 – 5pm