Margo the Artist

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!

Mirrors:

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.

“Pansies”: 21×13″ $145. Foil backed stained glass provides the backdrop for a hand painted pansy cup and saucer, light blue wedding china and glass gems. French Country Sweet!
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“Limon”: 21×13″ $135. French bone china creamer, green flower power candy dish and hand painted China accent a floral design etched mirror.

Collages:

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.

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“Tea Party on the Titanic”:  10×10″ $85 English bone china cup has been halved and grouted in place in this whimsical collage of painted shells, stained glass and glass gems. Features hand painted frame. Sealed with polyurethane and grout sealer for reasonable outdoor use.
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“Celebrate Love”: 14×11″ $100 Celebrate your heart’s delight with a colorful mosaic of love imagery. Features heart-embellished upcycled glassware, smoothly ground wine glass fragments that say “Celebrate!” and a heart shaped porcelain dish on a background of stained glass and glass gems. Sealed with polyurethane and grout sealer. Size: 14×11
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“Seashell Font”: Upcycled glass dish accented with seashells, glass gems, irridescent tiles and light blue wedding china. 12×12″ SOLD!

Shadow Boxes:

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.

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“Jardin”: 12×6″ Porcelain teacup, jewel box lids, embossed fruit jar $60
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“Flower Power”: 12×12″ Abstract design of stained glass, porcelain teacup and re-cut green glass candy dish. $75
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“Checkerboard Creamery”: 12×6″ 2 English bone china creamers, leaf shaped bowl, jar rim, glass tiles. $60
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“Kinky Burlesque” A colorful menage of showgirl images in glass, ceramic and real vintage photos. 12×12″ $125

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.

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Deep reds, oranges and greens on red paper with double white/gray mat – SOLD!
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Pinks, peaches and greens on pink paper. 5×7 with 8×10 decorated mat – $25
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Pinks, reds and purples on green paper with single ivory mat – 8×10″ – $20

Gulfport Series:

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.

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“La Trattoria”: At a Gulfport local eatery, I captured my sister gazing at the bougainvilla climbing the Itallianate stucco facade. Pastel on paper. 11×14. With mat only – $60. With rustic French Country frame – $85
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“Gulfport Sunset”: Local Scene captured in pastel on burnt orange textured paper, 11×14 matted and framed – $65
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“Angel of the Caribe”: Pastel on brown textured paper. 14×11 matted and framed in simple black frame. $75

Ybor City Series:

Inspired by my fascination with the Cuban/Spanish/Italian immigrant experience in turn of the century “Cigar City” – Tampa Florida.

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“Carmelita in the Cafe Colon” Pastel on blue paper with decoupage accents of fabric, paper, beads and wood. 18×24 matted size – $175
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“Los Mustachios y La Bailarina”: Pastel on Red paper with decoupage accents of fabric and glitter. 18×24 matted size – $175

Baltimore Series:

Inspired by my love of my hometown , a port city of many tight-knit neighborhoods.

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“Sheets on the Line and all the Channels”: Pastel on textured paper with decoupage accents of fabric and paint. 11×14 matted and framed – $75

 

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“Home Girl’s View of the City” Pastel on textured paper with decoupage accents of wood, paint, and corrugated cardboard. Custom-cut mat for added depth. 18×24
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“The Bulb Changer’s Room”: Commission Piece for a man whose job it was to change the bulbs in the sign of Baltimore’s historic Patterson Theater. Pastel on paper with decoupage accents of paint and glitter. 16X20 matted – SOLD!

 

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