marga stanley

Marga StanleyIMAGINATION....

My art training comes from watching and experimenting and then doing it all over again, exposing a little more of me, Marga, with every attempt.

With each coat of paint, whether it's watercolors, gouache, acrylics, and oil comes depth and motion...it's exciting and satisfying to see my work evolve from one layer to the next. I love using odd tools to paint with....for instance, the main images on my mini whimsy collection, were painted with a toothpick (I couldn't find a small enough pallet knife).

I love the movement of things... whether it's the hair or feathers on a bird's head or the drooping of a flower's leaf...I want to make my painting live and breathe.

While living in the Caribbean I founded an annual fine arts fair, featuring over 20 very talented and diverse artists.

I draw on a regular basis with an exceptional group of local artists and am one of the founding members of Tempo Gallery, an arts collective, in Astoria.

My art has been shown in Canada, British West Indies, and the US, with collectors in OR, NY, NJ, MO, CA, FL, WA and Canada and Japan.

For eight delightful years I read Bedtime Stories in Marga's World on KMUN radio. Sometimes, when subject matter wasn't available, I wrote my own children's story. This was stimulating and a great way to fuel my imagination for my art.


To the Beach Tryin' to Catch the Wind Stealing Home Look to the Moon My Guide Not Scared Moon Birds Daughter Son