quirky up-cycled art

up-cycled art

Breathing new life into dreary original paintings or vintage prints, this quirky series was inspired by damaged artwork and discarded prints found at local thrift stores.

I mix vintage art with a bit of whimsy by painting on top of the paintings or vintage prints, brightening colours or adding elements, and leaving some of the original artist’s masterful artwork to appreciate. My aim is to add a playful element to discarded work, while being respectful of the original artist.

Work in progress on The Landing by H. Robert & Heather Castles

Ode to a Toad

C. Peter & Heather Castles
Acrylic on oil paint on canvas (20.2×25.5cm)
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You Can Learn A Lot of Things From the Flowers

Unknown Artist & Heather Castles
Acrylic on oil paint on canvas (20×25.5cm)
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The Landing

H. Robert & Heather Castles
Acrylic on a vintage print on board