Tuesday, May 5, 2020

More Mother's Day Ideas: Briana Corr Scott

Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 10th! We posted a few days ago HERE with some ideas for mom or someone that has been like a mom to you, in case you missed it.Today we are offering up a few more ideas- small affordable original artworks by our local talented artists

To begin with, we want to put a spotlight on Briana Corr Scott. We have worked with Briana for many years and she never ceases to amaze. She's a busy mom of three among so many other things, but somehow makes time to create everyday,working on the paintings, illustrations and watercolours you can find at our gallery. She also produces prints,cards, paper dolls and has published not one but two books both written and illustrated by her!

GIVE THE GIFT OF LITERATURE- this book is for all ages!

The latest book, "The Book of the Selkie", is still to be launched, but you can now PRE-ORDER  it with us...a gift to look forward to soon in June! The book will also be signed by the author and is just $24.95, hard cover and includes paper dolls of the characters. We hope to host a launch just as soon as we can all get together again and even sell some of the original illustrations and paintings from the book. To pre-order, simply email us at gallery@argylefa.com with your request and we'll be in touch!


Here are a few examples of the a few of the cards Briana has created...these are so so gorgeous in person as the paper they are printed on has an iridescent look to it.  Not only would be these be great to send to mom but afterwards, she can put it in a frame and enjoy it for years to come. They are just $6 each!

Briana also recently allowed us to reproduce a painting of hers for our on-going Pandemic Postcard Series. We still have a few of these available for just $3 each! (ps. the original artwork is still available ig you are interested!)


Of course, we always have an array of original paintings by Briana. Here are just a few examples we put together as a lovely grouping. It's hard to pick just one favourite, isn't it?


 Briana is also a wonderful teacher. Last month, she taught her very first online class to a very excited  group of students wanting to learn more about observational drawing via ZOOM. We are excited to announce that Briana is now offering another workshop, where she will be teaching people about composition and form in drawing. SIGN UP for some fun and learning for your mom! The workshop will happen on Saturday, May 23rd and is just $30.  To find out more information or register, call 902-425-9456 or email us at gallery@argylefa.com   


And finally, although this is not a gift you need to buy, we thought you may all enjoy watching this moving stop-motion paper doll animation and original poem by Briana Corr Scott. If you head over to her YOUTUBE channel you will also find lots of other fun things to do, including some drawing videos for all ages!

Please feel free to share this video with anyone you miss while being isolated during Covid-19.  It's all about sending out love! It's uplifting and beautiful and reminds us to keep writing, creating, connecting....STAY SAFE everyone! We miss you!