upcycled vintage art

what is upcycled vintage art?

These original art pieces are inspired by unwanted, damaged artwork and discarded prints found at local thrift stores.  

Breathing new life into dreary paintings and vintage prints, I add a bit of whimsy by painting on top, brightening colours or adding fun elements, while leaving some of the original artist’s masterful artwork to appreciate.

My aim is to encourage an appreciation of older styles of artwork by respectfully refreshing the colours and adding playful elements.

One-of-a-kind pieces, these are not prints and are not reproduced.

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Upcycled artwork original acrylic octopus
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“This is the talk of the town on my walls!
Friends are jealous! It’s such a fantastic piece with an ornate over-the-top frame.
We simply love it.”

– G.D.
upcycled vintage ART COLLECTION :
Upcycled Vintage Art by Canadian contemporary artist Heather Castles
Walkers in the Woods | 120x60cm plus original frame mixed media on vintage canvas | Available
Upcycled Vintage Art by Canadian contemporary artist Heather Castles
Kevin the Probe Droid | 20×40 inches mixed media on vintage canvas | Available
Mt. Star Destroyer | Upcycled Vintage Art | 120 x 70cm including original frame | Available
Death Star Moon | Upcycled Vintage Art | 51x41cm plus original frame | SOLD
upcycled vintage art mixed media ship nautical painting octopus heather castles
Octopus Vs Ship – Old Yeller | Upcycled Vintage Art | 2×3 feet plus frame | Available
Original Octopus Vs Ship painting part of Heather Castles Upcycled Vintage Art collection
Orange Crush | Upcycled Vintage Art | mixed media 8×10 plus reclaimed lobster trap frame | Private Collection
Thaumoctopus Mimicus | Upcycled Vintage Art | mixed media 8×10 plus reclaimed lobster trap frame | Available
Original Octopus Vs Ship painting part of Heather Castles Upcycled Vintage Art collection
Blondie | Upcycled Vintage Art | mixed media 8×10 plus reclaimed lobster trap frame | Available
Original Octopus Vs Ship painting part of Heather Castles Upcycled Vintage Art collection
Bluey | Upcycled Vintage Art | mixed media 8×10 plus reclaimed lobster trap frame | Available
Original Octopus Vs Ship painting part of Heather Castles Upcycled Vintage Art collection
Seven of Nine | Upcycled Vintage Art | mixed media 8×10 plus reclaimed lobster trap frame | Available
upcycled vintage artwork octopus painting heather castles
Octopus Vs Ship | The Beast | Private Collection
Octopus Vs Ship – Old Yeller | cast off paint canvas | CAN$45
heather castles original paintings
Pretty Pair | Upcycled Vintage Art | Available
ladybug ladybird heather castles acrylic vintage upcycled artwork
Ladybug Walk | Upcycled Vintage Art | SOLD
upcycled vintage art floral heather castles
Ivory Midnight Garden | 14×20 canvas | Available
upcycled vintage art floral heather castles
Emerald Midnight Garden | SOLD
Blushing Midnight Garden | 14×20 canvas | Available
upcycled vintage art floral heather castles
Earthy Midnight Garden | 14×20 canvas | Available
upcycled vintage art floral heather castles
Posie of Rosies | Upcycled Vintage Art | Available
The Landing | H. Robert & Heather Castles | acrylic on vintage print board + canvas | SOLD
Bathing Beauty | E. Jalaver & Heather Castles | mixed media on vintage board | SOLD
You Can Learn A Lot of Things From The Flowers | 8×10 | SOLD You Can Learn A Lot Of Things From The Flowers

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Have a painting or vintage print that needs rescuing?
Drop me a line, and we can chat!