Pencil Chair

Artists’ showcase in Coupar Angus

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 – […]

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fabric collage Rooster

Fun a Day Dundee 2019

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 […]

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christmas card Christmas Pudding

Christmas cards

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 […]

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Cogs and Pipes. Linoprint

Exhibition: Meffan Winter Show, Forfar

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 […]

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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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