Flowers hall table

Upcycled furniture: hall table

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 […]

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The Band

Fabric design: T-shirts

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 […]

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upcycling fabric, hand dyed fabric, embroidered fabric

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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Table 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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Cogs and Pipes. Linoprint

Perthshire Open Studios 2018

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 […]

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Half Moon Table

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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Tables Bubbles

Event: Nice Markets Glasgow

Glasgow again! I’m going to show my upcycled painted tables and chairs at this new venue in the West End. The organiser is Nice Markets who promote traders whose products have an eco-friendly focus. Nest of tables Bubbles chalk paint, acrylic varnish. 2017. Nice Market Eco Friendly Focus St Silas Church   69 Park Rd   […]

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Table Checkerboard

Upcycled furniture: table

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 […]

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