2 Artists Mad About Dogs
Wendi Weller of Maple Barn Studio and Denise Liebermann of Crafty Gal – Two busy artists, each creating their own work and running successful workshops in Lino Cutting, Textiles and Needle Felting.
And then came LOCKDOWN and everything stopped…
As a result of one casual conversation about a collaboration during lockdown and a shared passion for drawing, painting and dogs, Molly and Maud was born – and it has gone from strength to strength ever since.
Determined to come out of lockdown with something brand new and positive, they got to work setting up the business with little idea of where it would take them, and how successful it would be.
Naming the business after their two legendary grandmothers proved to be a good omen. Two strong and amazing women: Molly – Belfast: Denise’s grandmother and Maud – Birmingham: Wendi’s grandmother.
As soon as “Stay At Home” began (and they realised they would be putting their workshops on hold) off they went. Each in their own studio’s, creating charcoal drawings and oil paintings every day – and they cannot wait to share the results.
“A Dog A Day During Lockdown,” an exhibition of work born out of limbo, coming soon.
The dynamic duo are currently at the production stage of prints and cards, and working daily on oil paint and charcoal commissions. Because they work from photographs, commissioning a portrait of your pooch could not be easier. Their reputation has already gone far and wide, with commissions from as far as the US and Australia.
Covid is something that will never be forgotten, a time of so much sadness and uncertainty, but these two artists decided it was not all going to be bad news!