MAGGIE WARKENTIN
Artist - Interior Designer

About Maggie

 

Maggie was born in Glasgow, Scotland and immigrated to Canada in the late 60s.   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 the arts, first in interior design and later, painting.  

 

She, her husband Vern and family, lived in Calgary and Lethbridge before moving to Sidney, Vancouver Island where they spent nine years.   The siren call of grandchildren returned them to Alberta in 2017 and they now live in Calgary.   
 

Surrounded by so much natural beauty in Alberta and British Columbia, was Maggie's inspiration to explore visual arts.  She had puttered with water colours when rendering design projects, but it was only after selling her busy interior design business and ‘retiring,’  that she had time to pursue painting, initially in water colour.   Pressured by family and friends, Maggie began to enter her work into art shows and expand her art mediums which now include acrylic, mixed media and paper cut.

 

Mostly self taught, Maggie describes her art style as a cross between Impressionism and Realism, although she believes her style is constantly evolving.     She manages through the capture of light, use of vibrant colours and dramatic presentation, to create 'clean and contemporary' paintings.

 

Her paintings now hang in the United States, United Kingdom, Europe, Bermuda as well as throughout Canada.   Memberships:  Federation of Canadian Artists (Active Member), Leyton Art Centre, Alberta.