Blessed with an eye for design and a vivid imagination, I’ve been making art since childhood. My earliest works were pastel drawings inspired by the exotic tropical scenes of Gaughin. I progressed through painting, jewelry-making and stained glass as an art student at CCC and Maryland Institute.
Now living my dream life in a coastal artists’ colony near St. Petersburg Florida, I work with a variety of media to create 3-dimensional works inspired by various colorful locales. With pastel on paper I create textured drawings embellished with wood, fabric and paper. With stained glass and repurposed thrift store treasures I make “pique assiette” collages and decorative mosaics. These utilitarian works include wall and garden artwork and home furnishings with a beachy, shabby chic appeal.
The items below may be purchased by emailing MargoChristie@Hotmail.com. I accept PayPal and all major credit cards.
I also have an Etsy shop: MaryMargoArt
Or see me October-April at the Gulfport Tuesday Market
***All items except furniture can be shipped for a reasonable fee.
PIQUE ASSIETTE AND GLASS MOSAICS:
“Bouquet Table”: Repurposed solid wood table inlaid with hand-cut stained glass mosaic. Grouted and sealed. Perfect for bar/lounge area, covered patio or Florida room.
Size: 20×20″ square x 24″ high.
Price: Table only – $250. Table with 2 matching 1960s style, low-slung chairs – $340
“For the Love of Coffee! Table”: $175
Repurposed solid maple coffee table with 2 drop leaves. Painted high-gloss apple red then inlaid with hand-cut coffee pot and cup motif and glass tiles. Features grouted-in-place ceramic coasters.
40″ wide x 18″ deep x 18″ high
“Flamingo” Cocktail Table: $165
Upcycled wood table is hand-painted then inlaid with stained glass pattern of a dandy flamingo at the water’s edge. 16″ diameter x 24″ high
“Pique Assiette” Mosaic Mirrors:
Function and design come together in these lovely pique assiette mirrors. Filigree cut wood is painted, sealed and embellished with upcycled china and fine glass. Perfect for bedroom, entry hall or parlor. Will ship in the 48 contiguous US states for $25. Please contact me for shipping elsewhere.
Mosaic Collage Series:
Wood frames are painted and sealed with polyurethane for reasonable outdoor use. Grout is sealed with grout sealer. Shipping to 48 contiguous US states: $25. Please contact me for shipping elsewhere.
Pique Assiette Shadow Boxes:
Lightweight wood shadow boxes are painted and inlaid with glass tiles, glass gems, stained glass and upcycled ceramic. Prices: $65 – 100. Shipping to 48 contiguous US States: $18. Please contact me for shipping elsewhere.
Pastel Art:Hibiscus Series:
Framed items shipped to 48 contiguous US states for $18. Unframed (matted only) shipped for $12. Please contact me for shipping elsewhere.
Inspired by my dream life in a Florida gulf coast artists’ village.
Framed items shipped to any of the 48 contiguous US states for $20. Unframed (matted only) shipped for $15
Ybor City Series:
Inspired by my fascination with the Cuban/Spanish/Italian immigrant experience in turn of the century “Cigar City” – Tampa Florida.
Inspired by my love of my hometown , a port city of many tight-knit neighborhoods.