Canadian Artist for Canada Day - Mary Philpott

Verdant Hare by Mary Philpott
On this Canada Day, I will skip the usual maple leaf symbols and introduce you to an artist I recently discovered through a local publication. I instantly fell in love with her work. Her name is Mary Philpott. Her studio, Verdant Studio, is located just twenty minutes away, in Stratford - on a street named Shakespeare, of course. Strongly inspired by William Morris, I presumed that she was a UK artist. I was elated to read that her work is close and accessible. One day, I will own some of her sculptures and my walls will be adorned with some of her tiles.

Mary Philpott at work
The Hare by Mary Philpott

Curious Buzzing Thing Crow by Mary Philpott

Garden Hare Searching by Mary Philpott

The Fox and the Crow by Mary Philpott
(my favourite fable)

One of many Verdant flower tiles by Mary Philpott
Happy Canada Day!