Brigitte Marsden wears many hats: author, artist, freelance writer, Registered Yoga Teacher and educator. She is a local representative for the Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick, and a member of the Writers in Schools Program (WiSP) as an author and illustrator - learn more about New Brunswick WiSP.

Brigitte has also been accepted into the Artists in Residency in Schools program, which allows her to partner with schools on writing and illustration projects - find out more about this program here.

She has been a volunteer in the Early Literacy Friends (ELF) program, a director on the board of the Multicultural Association of Carleton County (MACC), a co-founder of Beyond Words Writers’ Group, and a member of Woodstock First Nation’s beading group.

Through Creative Flow, the business Brigitte established in 2014, she offers yoga, mindfulness and art teaching, freelance writing and photography, workshops and retreats. Find out more about Creative Flow here.


2017

  • Brigitte’s first book, ‘Kit and the Calico Cat’ is published by Chapel Street Kids, an imprint of Chapel Street Editions. 
  • Her cover illustration for ‘Kit and the Calico Cat’ is featured in a book covers design show at the Andrew & Laura McCain Art Gallery, together with illustrations created by her art student Haylee Boone 
  • ‘Introspection: a reflective looking inward. Self-portraits by Brigitte Marsden’, her first solo art show, is held at Gallery 262 in the Bath Meeting House

2013 to now

  • Brigitte teaches art classes, clubs and day camps in Western New Brunswick

2013

  • Brigitte studies figure drawing at Sunbury Shores under Geordie Millar

2012

  • She studies figure drawing at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery

2006 to now

  • Freelance writing and photography projects include a regular column for the Bugle-Observer newspaper, and articles for local, regional and national publications
  • Writing and photography credits include the Telegraph-Journal, Atlantic Farm Focus and the United Church Observer

1997 – 2005

  • Brigitte works in graphic design, marketing, publishing and web communications
  • She develops, writes and edits print and multi-media learning materials for the Driving Standards Agency in the UK
  • Projects include video script-writing and appearances in educational videos
  • She appears in UK television show ‘Change That’
  • She wins a poetry competition at Milton Keynes Council

Brigitte has a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).

Her BA (Hons) degree is in 3D (Interior) Design:

  • For her degree thesis project on Finnish Ryijy Rug Weaving, she carried out research in England and Finland
  • She took an art history elective

Territorial acknowledgement: Brigitte Marsden recognizes and respectfully acknowledges that she lives and works on the unsurrendered and unceded traditional lands of Wolastoqiyik.

Brigitte Marsden, author & artist

My first book, Kit and the Calico Cat, was published July 2017 by Chapel Street Kids, an imprint of Chapel Street Editions.
Brigitte Marsden, author & artist
Brigitte Marsden, author & artist11 months ago
A decision has been made to delay the start of virtual author visits through the NB WiSP program until the fall.
Brigitte Marsden, author & artist
Brigitte Marsden, author & artist11 months ago
“Seattle-based artist Isobelle Ouzman carves intricate 3D illustrations into discarded books found in dumpsters, recycling bins, and local thrift shops #womensart