Blessed with a vivid imagination, I’ve been making art since childhood. My early works were pastel drawings inspired by the exotic tropical landscapes of Gauguin. At Catonsville Community College and the Maryland Institute-College of Art, I studied painting, jewelry and stained glass.
Now living in the coastal artists’ colony of Gulfport Florida, I work with a variety of media to create dimensional works inspired by my colorful surroundings. With pastel on textured paper I make drawings embellished with wood, fabric, beads and cardboard. 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.
Glass Mosaic Furniture:
“Bouquet Table”: $250 for table only. $340 for table with 2 matching 1960s chairs.
Repurposed solid wood table inlaid with hand-cut stained glass mosaic. Grouted and sealed. Perfect for bar/lounge area, covered patio or Florida room. 20×20″ square x 24″ high.
“For the Love of Coffee! Table”: $175
Repurposed solid maple coffee table with 2 drop leaves. Painted high-gloss apple red then inlaid with coffee pot and cup motif of hand cut glass and glass tiles. Features grouted-in-place ceramic coasters and decoupage espresso motif. 40″ wide x 18″ deep x 18″ high
“Fancy Flamingo” Cocktail Table: $150
Upcycled wood table is hand-painted then inlaid with stained glass pattern of a dandy flamingo at the water’s edge. 17″ diameter x 22″ high
“Pique Assiette” Mosaics:
The French art of Pique Assiette combines glass mosaic with upcycled bric-a-brac for decorative works of art that are one-of-a-kind, colorful and whimsical.
Give me one or two pieces of your heirloom china and I will custom design an artistic, commemorative “statement” for your home!
Function and design come together in my pique assiette mirrors. Filigree cut wood is painted, sealed and embellished with upcycled china and fine glass. Perfect for bedroom, entry hall, parlor. Will ship in the 48 contiguous US states for $25. Please contact me for shipping elsewhere.
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.
Lightweight wood shadow boxes are painted and inlaid with glass tiles, glass gems, stained glass and upcycled ceramic. 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’ colony.
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.