Born in Poland, Margaret graduated with a Master's degree from the Faculty of Interior Architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. Additionally, she completed the internationally acclaimed Paris College of Art summer program (PCA) in France. During her studies, Margaret was consistently recognized for her work in the discipline that she was most enamoured with: painting. She was awarded with many prestigious distinctions over the course of her training.
Following her move to Canada, Margaret made a career out of designing and creating displays and exhibit materials for various architectural and retail applications. She later branched out into fashion styling, interior design, special events staging and commissioned painting. During this period of time, her paintings found homes in private collections in Canada, the United States, Poland, and France. In her spare time, Margaret facilitated several children's programs as a volunteer at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and Runnymede Public School.
In the past 10 years, Margaret has focused on exploring and bringing her inner experience to the canvas by creating personally meaningful artwork. She exhibits regularly each year, with several of her recent pieces having been added to private collections throughout Canada, Europe, and the USA. She has participated in international and national competitions, with her work being selected for juried exhibitions and winning several awards. Experience related to the exhibitions, awards, press coverage, publications and interviews can be viewed on the Exhibitions page.
Margaret is a Member of:
Colour and Form Society (CFS) - Canada,
Art Resilience Movement - France,
and an Associate of the Society of Canadian Artists (SCA).
Inspired by life and people, my painting is a way of story-telling. Using the language of colour and lines, I attempt to translate my feelings onto the canvas. To accomplish my goals of expression, I make use of acrylic, oil, pastel, charcoal, pencil, glaze, and varnish in various combinations. Layer after layer, I want to expose what is underneath. My recent artwork tends to focus on the creation of a structural space - one which represents both an atmosphere of personal experience, as well as an active state of mind. The creation of this image often becomes a living process, blending the boundary between abstraction and representation. My paintings are meant to be an open invitation to the viewer, providing the space from which individual meaning and significance emerge.