Female Graffiti Art in Scotland

graffiti wall fragment | Anna Louise Simpson


NYC Graffiti Wall Fragment represents an interpretation of a graffiti wall fragment from NYC, painted by Scottish female artist, Anna Louise Simpson. This is what she says about the work:

“Fragments of graffiti have always fascinated me as an artist. I grew up with Scottish graffiti scribbled on old wooden desks and it was always something forbidden. Growing up watching American movies and TV, I started to see graffiti used as protest art and street art and it really started to fascinate me.

Following a visit to NYC, I sketched a lot of graffiti wall fragments and really started to understand it’s pivotal place in contemporary art. I found that creating this piece as a fragment on a piece of paper rather than an actual wall, says a lot about our modern culture in Scotland and attitude to such an important genre of modern art. Street art is still forbidden in Scotland and the only outlet for graffiti is still on paper.

However, far from suppressing graffiti art, this propels it right into the heart of contemporary art in Scotland and creates a sub-genre that is very exciting.”


Anna Louise Simpson is a female graffiti artist based in Dean Park Mews, Edinburgh. For more information about her work, please visit www.annalouisesimpsonartist.com


Teabag Art

We’ve a theme running at Mama Tea this month of “things to make with mama tea” and one of the discussions has been teabag art and what artists have created with teabags. A little research and we’ve discovered some amazing pieces of art all created from the humble teabag. Here are some of our favourites.

Armen Rotch teabag art

Armen Rotch

Armen Rotch‘s teabag art looks like beautiful pixilated landscapes. We haven’t seen any in the flesh but there are reports that it smells really good too!

Judy Coates Perez teabag art

Take These Broken Wings by Judy Coates Perez

The next artist we found was Judy Coates Perez, who create colourful quilts of teabags. She gives detailed instructions of how to create them if you fancy giving it a go at home.


Valerie Burgoa

This artist, Valerie Burgoa, is recycling used teabags to create this mosaic of colour, we think it looks like wood!

Patina Moon teabag collages

Teabag Collage by Patina Moon

Patina Moon gives us instructions on her blog about how to create her delicate looking collages.

Clare Goddard teabag art

Clare Goddard

Clare Goddard creates dresses, as well as landscapes from teabags.

tea bag drawing

Gorilla in Motion by Austin Kleon

This final one looks like something that may be more achievable by us, Austin Kleon‘s teabag doodles are great fun.

These have inspired us to have a go at some teabag art, wonder what colours we’ll get naturally using mama tea, especially our ready mama. Time to have a cup of tea and think about it, and better not forget to keep the teabag!