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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This Earth
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,000
Soft Wind
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 450
A Fine Flower
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 350
Tuscan Trees
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 450
Navigating the Roundabout
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,000
Let Us Dream
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 350
Waterfall Falling
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,000
Flowers by Peggy
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 500
Almost Touching
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 500
Three Times Three
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,200
Night of the Daylily
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 500
There from Here
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 500
Fly Away
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 3,000
Different Places
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,440
Time for Spring
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,640
My Daylily
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,480
Shadowland
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,480
Duet
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,600
Quite Quiet
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 3,600
Crosscurrents
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,700
Together I
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 400
Loose Ends VI
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,400
Window View III
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,000
Foxy Ladies I
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 450
Foxy Ladies II
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 450
Pages in My Book I
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 400
Pages in My Book II
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 400
Pages in My Book III
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 400
Variations
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 990
Moments
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,550
Falling Water
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,900
Duet II
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,870
Ebb and Flow
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,720
Tuscan Poppies
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 3,100
Window View
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,600
Remembering October I
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,280
Shades of Italy I
Fiber Wall Hanging

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