I’m in the paper! With a small write-up as part of a series of case studies of small rural businesses in Perthshire.
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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 – […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Just finished! Vintage furniture, a nest of tables, painted and upcycled for my Snowdrop Festival weekend exhibition in Coupar Angus, Perthshire. Coupar Angus Heritage Centre 8 George St PH13 9DH Saturday 24 – Sunday 25 February 2018, 11am – 15pm