MAGGIE WARKENTIN
Visual Artist

 

Maggie was born in Glasgow, Scotland and immigrated to Canada in the late 60s.   She remembers that from an early age, she had a passion to draw and create.  Therefore, it was a natural step for her to pursue a career in interior design / visual arts.

Her experience includes teaching as a sessional interior design faculty member at Lethbridge College.  She also founded and operated her own  successful interior design firm in Southern Alberta which was sold when she and her husband, Vern, 'retired' to Vancouver Island in 2008.

Surrounded by so much natural beauty was Maggie's inspiration to explore visual arts.  She had puttered with water colours when rendering design projects, but it was only after 'retiring' that she had time to seriously pursue painting - initially in water colour and then acrylic, mixed media and paper cut.

Maggie describes her art style as 'Contemporary Realism'  and her design training is evident in the perspective and composition of her work.  She manages through the capture of light, use of vibrant colours and dramatic presentation, to create 'clean and contemporary' artwork which makes a statement in any commercial or residential environment.   

Her paintings and paper cut art now hang in Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Europe and Bermuda.

Memberships:  Federation of Canadian Artists (National); Federation of Canadian Artists,  (Calgary Chapter);