After a month of relentless mixed media experiments on fabric: sorting fabrics and threads for new upcycling projects!
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 […]
I don’t just upcycle furniture, I’ve started upcycling garments too. I learned how to dye and paint fabric in my studio for functional art in Canada, back in the 1990s. Here you see the back panel of a dress in burgundy red, printed using handcut stamps and embellished with hand embroidery (still a bit shaky). […]
Perthshire Open Studios 2018 – this year I am going to share space with painter Stewart Graham and jeweller Sheila Roussel. Stewart’s studio in Alyth is listed as #14 orange route in the event brochure, already available in many shops, cafés, libraries all over Perth & Kinross. A selection of my linoprints will be on […]
The Perthshire Creates Summer Design Market brings together local talented artists and designer-makers showcasing handmade artisan items, my upcycled handpainted furniture among them. A great opportunity to meet artists/designers in person and find out everything about their creative practice. Click here for more info. Perthshire Creates Summer Design Market Civic Hall, 2 High Street, Perth […]
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
I’m painting more second hand furniture for my weekend exhibition ‘Vintage Upcycled’ during our Coupar Angus Snowdrop Festival 2018. Venue: Coupar Angus Heritage Centre, 8 George St, 24 and 25 Feb, 11-15. The full festival programme is available in libraries, cafés and many shops in our area, or online here.
The first print from my studio in 2018: a linoprint based on a photo of the refrigeration unit of an ice cream maker in South Wales, just outside Machen near Caerphilly. Machines like this fascinate me with their mysterious cables, switches, metal grills, pipes. I went a few times to the ice cream parlour on […]