Welcome to this page. The small (9” x 11”) mixed-media pieces I make are posted below. To make these, I attach a print of one of my paintings or of a photo I’ve taken to the back of a 2”deep box, and then embellish it with bits of fabric, colored pen drawing, threads, and sometimes small pieces of glass. The frame is fabric applied to the edges of the box. These pieces are not meant to be used as boxes but rather as decorative pieces to be hung on a wall. Scroll down to see images of my work. (If you click on a particular image, you can see clearly the bits of applied fabric.)
If you would like to contact me, commission a piece, or see pricing information, click “contact and pricing info” above. I hope you enjoy this page! Your comments are welcome.
SMOKY MOUNTAIN FARM
FARM IN THE SMOKY MOUNTAINS
This collage, 8″ x 10″, is a donation to an auction/benefit for John Ager, a (very good!) candidate for the N.C. House of Representatives.
The collage is done on a print on one of my large acrylic-on-canvas paintings.
8″ x 10″ x 2″, on box, framed with fabric.
Bits of fabric are applied to a print of a painting I did of Asheville.
FOR A NEWBORN BABY
The fabric frame of this collage is African batik, brought home from Liberia in 1968.
MARSHALL AGAIN: VARIATION ON A THEME
my collage work table..
..and my helper
BARI, ITALY #2
Collage on my photo of Bari, Italy. 8.5″ x 8.5″ x 2″. This collage lives with my sweet friend Diana.
Collage on print of one of my larger canvas paintings, 8.5″ x 10.5″, framed with black fabric wrapped around the 2″ sides. It is being donated to Madison Has Heart, a silent auction benefit to give heating fuel, via Neighbors-in-Need in Madison County, N.C., for folks who can’t afford to heat their homes.
QUEEN ANNE’S LACE II
CHURCH AT ARROYO DE SECO
A new collage, 10″ x 12″ x 2″, done for a friend who loves this little church in Arroyo de Seco, New Mexico.
WHERE LITTLE CABLE CARS….
Collage on back of box, 8.5″ x 10.5″ x 2″. This collage is a print of my much larger oil painting, “Where Little Cable Cars…”, with lots of small pieces of fabric glued onto the print. The box is framed with fabric and meant to hang on a wall.
SWEET TOWN OF MARSHALL
Collage on wood block, 6″ x 8″. This is the latest of several collages I’ve done of the town of Marshall, N.C., where I have my studio. Many bits of fabric are glued onto a print of my much larger acrylic painting of Marshall.
BARI, ITALY I
Collage on a photograph I took at the Academy of Sciences,
in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.
collage on photo by artist
POSTED CHRISTMAS, 2012
This Christmas, rather than a mass-produced item, your friends and family would MUCH PREFER a hand-made gift! FLOW Gallery in Marshall is a treasure trove of lovely and original items (including my mixed-media pieces) by artists and craftspeople living in and around Madison County, North Carolina.
ALSO—the little mixed media pieces you see on this blog yearn to live in your home. If there is a “sold” sign on the piece you want, I will make you one similar, ready in time for gift-giving.
ALSO—for intricate wood-cut ornaments inspired by flora and fauna, check out the ETSy shop of my son and daughter-in-law, Aaron Brumo and Jeannie Aquilino, busily crafting these exquisite ornaments in their San Francisco workshop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/MorphoWorx. You’re sure to be happy you did!
This intricate cut-out is an example of the ornaments made by MorphoWorx–a prickley sweet gum tree seed.
QUEEN ANNE’S LACE I
This is a view of our garden and front yard, done from a print of a large canvas painting I did recently.
MAIN STREET, MARSHALL
MADISON COUNTY COURTHOUSE
MAIN ST., MARSHALL
This mixed media piece is 18″ x 32″, and shows the town of Marshall, N.C. I took this photo of Marshall, printed it and glued it onto a box (2″ deep), and spent countless fun and obsessive hours applying bits of fabric to the image.
FARM ON SHAKE RAG ROAD
MADISON COUNTY FARM
Scene of a farm in my community.
HOTEL IN PUERTO PLATA
This piece is from a painting I did of a hotel where my husband Gary and I stayed in the Dominican Republic many years ago.
NORTH MAIN, MARSHALL
MAIN ST. AND BAILEY BRANCH
SOMEWHERE IN ITALY II
THE YELLOW CHAIR
FIVE AFTER TWELVE
Detail, Five after Twelve–click on this image and you can see the tiny bits of fabric in this picture.
COFFEE AND CREAM
OUT MY STUDIO WINDOW
DINING ROOM TABLE
TREES ON BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY
STREET IN CRETE
ANDROS ISLAND CAFE
VILLAGE IN SLOVENIA
TOWN OF CHANIA, CRETE
These are the houses of my neighbors in Kakata, Liberia, where I lived as a Peace Corps Volunteer.