So delighted! My grant application for the Rural Perth & Kinross Micro Enterprise Fund was successful! Now I can go and upgrade my fabric art equipment. Maybe not all in lime green though. Thanks Perth & Kinross Council and GrowBiz!
I’ve been working on a new decorative panel made from recycled fabric, this time incorporating a small piece of commercially printed cotton. I’ve pinned the panel to my handmade hemp top, dyed ocean blue. If I like the look I’ll sew it on permanently.
It’s Snowdrop Festival time! During the second weekend we’ll showcase work by local artists and designers. My upcycled furniture and artwork by Mary M Brown and Ann Napier will be on display at the Heritage Centre on Sat/Sun, February 23/24, 11am – 3pm. Heritage Centre, 8 George St, Coupar Angus PH13 9DH Pencil Chair – […]
After a month of relentless mixed media experiments on fabric: sorting fabrics and threads for new upcycling projects!
Visit the Meffan Winter Show in Forfar and explore the impressive variety of paintings, prints, mixed media work and sculpture by local artists! This is one corner of the gallery upstairs where my linoprint ‘Cogs and Pipes’ has been hung. The Meffan Museum & Art Gallery 20 West High Street, Forfar DD8 1BB Nov 17 […]
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). […]
Sixteen local businesses and agencies in the Leslie Street area of Blairgowrie are hosting the work of over 30 artists participating in Perthshire Open Studios. Upcycled furniture from my studio will be on display in the downstairs window of Edinburgh Woolen Mill. Enjoy this event featuring treasure trails, an exhibition on local 19th century artists, […]
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 […]
Next opportunity to see some of my linoprints: Pitlochry Art Walk – local artists display paintings, prints, textiles, ceramics, photography in a variety of venues on Pitlochry’s main street. For a route map and opening hours click here Pitlochry, Highland Perthshire Sat 9 June – Sat 16 June (my venue is #8 Coffee Break, open […]
Platform 2018 event at Frames Gallery, Perth: artists and makers who participate in Perthshire Open Studios are holding an exhibition featuring paintings, photography, work in wood, glass, ceramics. One of my mixed media paintings is on display. Frames Gallery, 10 Victoria St, Perth PH2 L8W 17 March – 7 April, Mon – Fri 9am […]