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Burgundy coat

Upcycling: fabric

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). […]

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Urban Market

Event: Leslie Street Art Trail in Blairgowrie

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, […]

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Half Moon. Sold.

Event: Perthshire Creates Summer Design Market

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  […]

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Highland Loch. Reduction linoprint

Exhibition: Pitlochry Art Walk

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 […]

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Grape Hyazinths. Mixed media

Exhibition: Platform 2018, Perth

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 […]

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Ovals

Event: Urban Market Glasgow

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

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Ovals bedside table original

Upcycling furniture: work in progress

I’m upcycling another small table for Urban Market in Glasgow. This time the market theme is Interiors, and I’ll have a stall showing chairs, stands and small tables. I’m looking forward to meeting other businesses selling eclectic contemporary furniture. Urban Market Interiors   85 Drygate St   Glasgow   G4 0UT Sunday 19 November, 12 noon- 6pm   […]

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Urban Market

Event: Urban Market Glasgow

Some of my upcycled painted furniture will be for sale at Urban Market ‘Vintage’ in Glasgow, as part of a show of vintage clothing, lighting, furniture, collectables. The venue is Drygate Brewery. So you can combine shopping with enjoying great beer and food. Small table with drawer 53 x 38 x 57 cm. Acrylic paint, […]

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Willow orange closeup. Block print on fabric

Workshop: fabric printing with found objects

New workshop! Next week it’s BRAW: Blairgowrie and Rattray Arts Week. A week of art, craft, drama, music with arts and crafts demonstrations, concerts, exhibitions. I’ll be leading a workshop where you can learn how to decorate fabric (recycled or new cotton shopping bags) using fabric paint and stamps made from found objects. The venue […]

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