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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And it Continues
Fiber Wall Hanging

by Peggy Brown
$ 3,750
Quite Quiet
Fiber Wall Hanging

by Peggy Brown
$ 3,600
December Ice
Fiber Wall Hanging

by Peggy Brown
$ 2,250
Crosscurrents
Fiber Wall Hanging

by Peggy Brown
$ 2,700
Dreamer
Fiber Wall Hanging

by Peggy Brown
$ 2,600
Duet
Fiber Wall Hanging

by Peggy Brown
$ 2,600
A Modern Bouquet
Fiber Wall Hanging

by Peggy Brown
$ 1,500
Hidden Flowers
Fiber Wall Hanging

by Peggy Brown
$ 3,000
Passageway
Fiber Wall Hanging

by Peggy Brown
$ 2,400
Together I
Fiber Wall Hanging

by Peggy Brown
$ 400
Window View III
Fiber Wall Hanging

by Peggy Brown
$ 2,000
Reconstructed III
Fiber Wall Hanging

by Peggy Brown
$ 1,560
Window View II
Fiber Wall Hanging

by Peggy Brown
$ 1,800
Loose Ends VI
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by Peggy Brown
$ 1,400
Reconstructed II
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by Peggy Brown
$ 900
Reconstructed I
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by Peggy Brown
$ 2,700
Pages in My Book I
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by Peggy Brown
$ 400
Dream
Fiber Wall Hanging

by Peggy Brown
$ 400
Pages in My Book III
Fiber Wall Hanging

by Peggy Brown
$ 400
Pages in My Book II
Fiber Wall Hanging

by Peggy Brown
$ 400
Tuscan Wall I
Fiber Wall Hanging

by Peggy Brown
$ 1,560
Variations
Fiber Wall Hanging

by Peggy Brown
$ 990
Tuscan Wall II
Fiber Wall Hanging

by Peggy Brown
$ 1,560
Remembering October II
Fiber Wall Hanging

by Peggy Brown
$ 1,040
Windows Revisited
Fiber Wall Hanging

by Peggy Brown
$ 2,160
Tuscan Wall III
Fiber Wall Hanging

by Peggy Brown
$ 1,560
Moments
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by Peggy Brown
$ 2,550
Falling Water
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by Peggy Brown
$ 2,900
Landscape Within II
Fiber Wall Hanging

by Peggy Brown
$ 2,050
Repeated Refrain
Fiber Wall Hanging

by Peggy Brown
$ 2,880
Tuscan Poppies
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by Peggy Brown
$ 3,100
Ebb and Flow
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by Peggy Brown
$ 2,720
Duet II
Fiber Wall Hanging

by Peggy Brown
$ 1,870
Remembering December
Fiber Wall Hanging

by Peggy Brown
$ 2,880
Window View
Fiber Wall Hanging

by Peggy Brown
$ 2,600
Remembering October I
Fiber Wall Hanging

by Peggy Brown
$ 1,280
Shades of Italy I
Fiber Wall Hanging

by Peggy Brown
$ 1,400
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
International Quilt Association Judged Show, Houston, Texas, IQA Quilt Show, Convention Center , 2007 thru 2016
American Quilters Society Juried Show, Paducah, KY, Paducah Convention Center, 2011 thru 2016
Quilt National, Athens, Ohio, Dairy Barn, 2013, 2017
Breakout-Art Quilt Visions, San Diego, CA, Visions Art Museum, 2016
National Fiber Directions, Wichita, KS , Center for the Arts, 2013, 2014