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Alpharetta artist starts career at Urban Farmhouse in Milton
by Nicole Dow
July 24, 2013 12:26 PM | 5017 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Staff / Eva Woghiren<br>Mixed media artist Brooke Lowe sells her work at Urban Farmhouse in Milton.
Staff / Eva Woghiren
Mixed media artist Brooke Lowe sells her work at Urban Farmhouse in Milton.
Alpharetta resident Brooke Lowe combined her love of art and her knowledge of interior design and transformed into a budding mixed-media artist.

Though her career as an artist is only about three or four months in the making, Lowe has already found success selling work out of her mother Kim Hirsch’s shop Urban Farmhouse in Milton and is gaining fans around the metro Atlanta area.

She describes her work as a fresh, modern take on the rustic farmhouse style. An interior design graduate from the Harrington College of Design in Chicago, Lowe is inspired by home décor trends.

“Everybody’s cooling off,” she said. “Their colors are going from warm jewel tones and traditional colors to the cool oatmeals and creams, blues and sea foam green. I think that inspired me to start painting, because those are colors I love to work with.”

Lowe’s work includes layering different materials and playing with various textures and she said it can take up to three days to complete a piece.

“It’s definitely a process,” she said.

The canvases she works on are handmade by her husband, Spencer Lowe, adding a unique component to her work. The newlywed, who was married in March, said collaborating with her husband is great for their marriage.

“We said right after the wedding he was going to start building me canvases and I was going to start painting,” she said. “So that’s exactly what we did. The week of our honeymoon, my first one was completed.”

This fall, her work will be featured in print form at the High Point Market in North Carolina — the world’s largest trade show for the home furnishing industry. Viewers of Lifetime’s “Drop Dead Diva” might catch Lowe’s work featured on the walls of one of the show’s sets this season.

A designer with the show took a liking to Lowe’s style at Scott Antique Market in Atlanta, where the artist has been selling her work the last few months.

“I caught a glimpse of one of my pieces [on the show] two weeks ago,” Lowe said. “That was pretty cool.”

Lowe looks forward to the continued momentum of success with her art career. She said she would love to travel across the country, displaying her work at different shows.

Locally, Lowe’s work can be found at Urban Farmhouse at 12680 Crabapple Road in Milton. She also sells from a few other venues around metro Atlanta and does custom work on commission.

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