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 […]
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). […]
Leslie St Art Trail, Blairgowrie, 1-9 September: part of Perthshire Open Studios 2018. Local artists decorate business windows, plus treasure trails and exhibition on local 19th century artists, the Blairgowrie Boys. Here is my window at Edinburgh Woollen Mill.
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, […]