COLLAGES

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 Marshall croppedphoto 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

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Marshall Again     MARSHALL AGAIN

 

                          FARM IN THE SMOKY MOUNTAINS

Farm in the Smokys

       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.

ASHEVILLE

Asheville collage

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

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 

8" x 8"

                                                  This one is 8″ x 8″ , a wedding present for the daughter of an old friend.                                                           

                          

 

  my collage work table..

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  ..and my helper

 

BARI, ITALY #2

BARI II

Collage on my photo of Bari, Italy.  8.5″ x  8.5″ x 2″.    This collage lives with my sweet friend Diana.

 

                              GRAPEVINE VALLEY

Grapevine Valley Collage   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

QUEEN ANNE'S LACE  Collage on print of my painting by the same name.   Collage is 8.5″ x 10″ x 2″

 

                                                   CHURCH AT ARROYO DE SECO

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….

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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.

 

            JODHPUR, INDIA

Jodhpur, India, collage on photo by Aaron Brumo  collage on photo by Aaron Brumo, 8.5″ x 10″ x 2″   

 

SWEET TOWN OF MARSHALL

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

Bari Bari, Italy, collage on photo taken by artist, 8.5″ x 10″ x 2″

 

BUTTERFLY GARDEN

Butterfly Garden

Collage on a photograph I took at the Academy of Sciences,

in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.      

 

 

 

 


                                                            SANTORINI ISLAND, GREECE                                                                         
Santorini, collage on photo by Mary Maupin

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!

IMG_6695This intricate cut-out is an example of the ornaments made by MorphoWorx–a prickley sweet gum tree seed.

 

QUEEN ANNE’S LACE I

From a still life I painted a few months ago, flowers from my garden.

 

MY GARDEN

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

My studio is in the building on the far right.

 

MADISON COUNTY COURTHOUSE

This mixed media piece is 12″ x 15″ and features the 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

  A scene in my community.

 

GRAPEVINE VALLEY

          This is the view from the ridge behind our house.

 

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.

 

DOORS

Doors of Mexico, Greece, and Morocco, from photos taken by my sons Aaron and Abel Brumo

 

BLUE MARSHALL

The little town of Marshall, from across the French Broad River.

 

AQUA MARSHALL

Marshall looking pretty in aqua

NORTH MAIN, MARSHALL

Looking up Main Street, Marshall 

 

MAIN ST. AND BAILEY BRANCH


SOMEWHERE IN ITALY II


THE YELLOW CHAIR

IMG_2729collage from a painting I did for a friend

 

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

with Zuma,  Marshall, N.C.

 

Coffee & Cream, side view

 

OUT MY STUDIO WINDOW

This is what I see when I look out my studio window.

DINING ROOM TABLE


TREES ON BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY


STREET IN CRETE

This piece is from a photo taken by my son, Abel Brumo, in Crete.

 

ANDROS ISLAND CAFE

Cafe on the Greek Island of Andros

 

VILLAGE IN SLOVENIA


TOWN OF CHANIA, CRETE

                                                                                                   

KAKATA, LIBERIA

These are the houses of my neighbors in Kakata, Liberia, where I lived as a Peace Corps Volunteer.     

 

One thought on “COLLAGES

  1. I am soooo impressed with your blog and all of the art work you’ve finished and SOLD. Wonderfully work! Love the vivid colors.

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