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.
Remember how I participated in Fun a Day Dundee in January? Where I committed to create a piece of artwork every day (well, almost every day)? Sam, the organiser of this project, has invited participants to exhibit their work at Wasps Studios, Meadow Mill, West Henderson Wynd, Dundee. If you’d like to see some of […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]