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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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Clematis
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,200
Paper Whites
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 340
Byways and Highways
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 450
Lovely Ladies II
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 370
Mountain Scenery
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 500
Angled II
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,600
Soliloquy IV
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 3,100
Happy Day Sunday
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 3,500
Moonlit
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 3,260
Tuscan Wall
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,740
Landscapes
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,500
Ever Green
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,540
Repeated Refrain II
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 4,000
Saint Augustine Wall I
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,820
Saint Augustine Wall II
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,800
Green River
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,680
A Fine Flower
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 350
Almost Touching
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 500
Let Us Dream
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 350
Waterfall Falling
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,120
Soft Wind
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 450
Navigating the Roundabout
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,120
Tuscan Trees
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 450
Fly Away
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 3,000
Shadowland
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,480
Different Places
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,440
There from Here
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 500
Night of the Daylily
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 500
Time for Spring
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,640
Duet
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,600
Loose Ends VI
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,400
Window View III
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,000
Foxy Ladies II
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 450
Foxy Ladies I
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 450
Variations
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 990
Moments
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,550
Falling Water
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,900
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