Internationally recognized, award winning, Ottawa artist, Margaret Chwialkowska, was born and educated in Poland.
Today she works in the Ottawa area, focusing on the banks of the Ottawa River and the forests of the Gatineau Hills, working to capture both, its timeless grandeur and the ever-changing moods.
She paints “alla prima," blending pigments together on canvas using a palette knife; this technique permits a loose, spontaneous style allowing texture to evolve naturally.
The goal of her painting is to evoke the mood of a natural setting and to capture the feeling of being overwhelmed by the natural, almost magical beauty of a landscape.
Her nature inspired work is charged with vibrant, almost fantastical colours and dramatic texture.
She is represented by Art Galleries across Canada and her works are in private and corporate collections in Canada, US and Europe.
Currant & upcoming exhibitions:
February 11 - March 15 - Trinity Art Gallery, "Mosaic", Shenkman Arts Centre, 245 Centrum Blvd, Orleans, ON.
February 11 - April 19 - Promenade Arteast, "Winter Medley". Schenkman Arts Centre, 245 Centrum Blvd, Orleans, ON.
February 16 - March 6 - Foyer Gallery, "Into the Light", 1701 Woodroffe Avenue, Nepean Sportsplex Entrance 1, Ottawa ON. www.foyergallery.com
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- "Ottawa City Hall is the perfect place for Chwialkowska’s paintings. Her impressive body of work, is a vision of Canadian identity and a proud example of local talent". Ottawa Life Magazine.
- ATIM 2015 CHOICE AWARD at the International Art Exhibition "RISE - Created from the Heart" in Ferrara, Italy, August 2015.
- Public Choice Award at the 2014 International Art Exhibition in Bologna, Italy.
- Inspired by Nature Video - Click on the image then on the link below