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Peggy Brown

"I create art for my own joy and satisfaction—but my marks on paper and fabric are only complete when you delight in my work and join with my vision. I always leave room for you. "

Peggy Brown approaches her art from the viewpoint of a watercolor artist. She divides her time between her long-time profession, "painting on paper," or watercolor paintings, and her new obsession, "painting on fabric," or art quilts. One inspires and influences the other and she uses the same media and methods to paint both. Her paintings on fabric are completed with quilting.

Brown begins each art quilt by painting wet-into-wet on a silk substrate, allowing the pigment to follow its own path as the fabric dries. The resulting textures and forms suggest an image, which she strengthens with painted collage and, occasionally, with digital images taken from previous watercolor paintings, drawings, or photographs. Her imagery appears to be on, above, and below the surface.

Primarily self-taught, Brown graduated from Marquette University School of Journalism and worked as a copywriter in the radio and advertising field before becoming a full-time artist.

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Summer Breeze ll
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 450
Passage
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 450
Nearby Forest
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 480
Turning Leaves l
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 680
Summer Breeze l
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 450
Growing Things IV
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 700
Painted Words IV
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 450
Doors and Windows
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 500
Walk in the Woods
Watercolor Painting

$ 500
Dreamer III
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 500
Somewhere in Maine
Watercolor Painting

$ 500
Veiled Rose
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 500
Fence Row
Watercolor Painting

$ 500
Paper Whites
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 340
Angled II
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,600
Moonlit
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 3,260
Soliloquy IV
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 3,100
Happy Day Sunday
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 3,500
Tuscan Wall
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,740
Ever Green
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,540
Landscapes
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,500
Green River
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,680
Almost Touching
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 500
Tuscan Trees
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 450
Let Us Dream
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 350
Navigating the Roundabout
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,120
Soft Wind
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 450
Waterfall Falling
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,120
Fly Away
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 3,000
Night of the Daylily
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 500
Shadowland
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,480
There from Here
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 500
Time for Spring
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,640
Different Places
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,440
Duet
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,600
Loose Ends VI
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,400
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
International Quilt Association Juried Show, IQA Quilt Show, Convention Center , Houston, Texas, 2007,2008,2013,2015,2017,2018,2019
American Quilters Society Juried Show, Paducah Convention Center, Paducah, KY, 2011,2019
Quilt National, The Dairy Barn Art Center, Athens, Ohio, 2013, 2017, 2019
Art Quilt Visions, Visions Art Museum, San Diego, CA, 2016,2017,2018,2019
National Fiber Directions, Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS , 2013, 2014