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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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Twilight Time
Watercolor Painting

$ 500
Lakeside
Watercolor Painting

$ 500
Pages in My Book V
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 500
Dream Again
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 500
Sunlit
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 3,200
Voice of Winter II
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,600
Lost in the Sun II
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 4,800
New Directions
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,100
The Light Within
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 800
The Month Was October I
Watercolor Painting

$ 500
Approaching Snow
Watercolor Painting

$ 500
Hilltop, Brown County
Watercolor Painting

$ 500
Brown County Frost
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 800
Dogwood
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 600
Window Views
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 800
Out My Window
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 800
Inside My Fantasy
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 3,600
Cold as Ice
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,560
Snow Snowing
Watercolor Painting

$ 500
Fragments III
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,400
Fragments I
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,450
Fragments IV
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 700
Fragments II
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 800
Summer Breeze l
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 450
Passage
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 450
Nearby Forest
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 480
Summer Breeze ll
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 450
Growing Things IV
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 700
Turning Leaves l
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 680
Dreamer III
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 500
Doors and Windows
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 500
Veiled Rose
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 500
Somewhere in Maine
Watercolor Painting

$ 500
Soliloquy IV
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 3,100
Moonlit
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 3,260
Landscapes
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,500
Almost Touching
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 500
Soft Wind
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 450
Navigating the Roundabout
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,120
Waterfall Falling
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,120
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