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I am a Bristol, UK based artist who grew up in Seattle, USA, with parents who were well known potters.
I have spent a lifetime enjoying artistic endeavours including painting, mixed media, print making and my love of music making. As a former member of an artistic community, I have participated in several exhibitions. I also trained as a classical animator and have had films shown in international festivals. As a past horse trials competitor, I now continue to enjoy the equestrian world as a qualified dressage judge, whilst developing my musical interests as a solo classical singer.
My current work has morphed out of my need to do something fun, relaxing and inventive which fits in with a busy life. I create one-off cards and artworks using low tech printing with rubber stamps: usually cutting and collaging many elements together to create an image. I often use ephemera and other junk shop finds. I also use high quality papers such as Japanese Chiyogami and hand marbled paper. I love adding text which gives a twist to the image and I enjoy creating works which express my sense of design and humour!
Please contact me on this site if you have any questions. Each card is a one off, though I can repeat images but not exactly the same backgrounds etc. Being handmade, there are variations in each card. Each card has it's own number and I have a scan of each one for future reference.
When life returns to normal, my work can be found in Bristol at Room 212 Gloucester Road; Love It, Stokes Croft; and Glass Design Gallery, North Street, Southville. You can follow me on Instagram or go to my website.
You can follow me on Instagram maita.pigen If you see an image you like on Instagram and not included here, contact me if you are interested.
You may buy through my website or click and collect at Room 212 Gloucester Road. Some work will be displayed in the window. Also check out Instagram for examples of cards you might like and contact me via my website or email.