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Susan Purney Mark

Susan Purney Mark – Textile Artist


Susan specializes in creating unique one-of-a-kind items such as her popular Art to Carry totes and sketchbooks. Each item is created with her custom designed fabrics from her studio on Pender Island. She uses a variety of surface design elements beginning with hand painting and then incorporating screen printing, stamping or stencilling over the surface.


The exterior of each tote is made from high quality artist canvas covered with a clear Gesso and painted with acrylic paints. The exterior has also been treated with a fabric protector to help keep it clean. Her Art to Carry totes have an interior of hand dyed 100% cotton. There is no internal structure so each tote has a relaxed form and the cuff can be folded or left upright.


Each sketchbook has a durable, heavy duty cardboard softcover under the fabric with 48 pages of 128gsm, acid free paper. Ideal for quick sketching with graphite, coloured pencils, charcoal, pen, ink, markers and light dry brush work. The book measures 5 1/2” x 8” tall and is staple bound.

Each item is perfect for on-the-go art moments, to give as gifts for family and friends. Think of housewarming, corporate or incentive prizes too!


Your special items should be spot cleaned with a damp cloth.