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The Colourful World of Fur, Skin, Scales and Feathers: Margaret Phoenix
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 @ 10:30 am - Saturday, September 26, 2015 @ 4:30 pm
Wildlife in Zimbabwe
Margaret Phoenix is a UK based acrylic and multimedia artist. Originally from Zimbabwe, Margaret was raised in a very artistic family and from a young age, showed an enduring interest in art and creative pursuits. Margaret attended art college and began painting in earnest, focusing on the wonderful diversity of wildlife in Zimbabwe, exhibiting her work in both public and private galleries before political and economic circumstances in the country, led her to move to the UK. She lost touch briefly with painting, but never lost her love of creativity with words and images. Recently returned to the UK from working in Germany, Margaret has rediscovered her painting, creating original works of art inspired by all the rich and vibrant colours of the natural world and her beloved Africa.
Working primarily in acrylic, watercolour and mixed media, Margaret’s art is evolving to take on a much more critical view of how we engage with wildlife and the environment. Her work takes familiar visual images of animals, and deconstructs them; playing with flow and interruption, arranging them into new, abstract forms. She is inspired by bold shapes and colours, explores movement, balance and composition and invites the viewer to move in and be in awe of the mystery of creation