MAGGIE WARKENTIN
Visual Artist

 

Maggie was born in Glasgow, Scotland and immigrated to Canada in the 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.  

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 moving to the Island, that she had time to seriously pursue painting - initially in water colours and then acrylic and paper cut media.

She enjoys the challenge of capturing the continually changing natural light as it enhances landscape, seascape and flora.

Maggie's design style has  been described as ‘clean and contemporary.’   Through composition, vibrant colours and emphasis on light, her goal is to capture this same style in her art pieces. 

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

Memberships:  Federation of Canadian Artists; Federation of Canadian Artists, Victoria Chapter; Community Arts Council of Saanich Peninsula; Saanich Peninsula Arts Society.