The mighty splendor of the Ottawa River and the ever-changing moods of the Gatineau Hills are the signature theme of the award winning artist Margaret Chwialkowska. In her mesmerizing oil paintings, fantastical colors and dramatic textures transform familiar riverbanks into emotional soulscapes. She wants to capture the feeling of being overwhelmed by the natural, almost magical beauty of a landscape. Margaret paints alla prima, blending pigments on canvas with a palette knife. This technique permits a loose, spontaneous style allowing textures to evolve naturally.
Born and educated in Poland, Margaret has lived in Canada since 1979 and continues to be moved by the power and richness of the North American landscape. She has painted landscapes in the Northwest Territories, Ontario’s lake country, and southern California.
She wants her art to be positive, free, beautiful and romantic – something you cannot live without. She is represented by Art Galleries and her works are in private and corporate collections in Canada, US and Europe.
Margaret is a loyal supporter of the Ottawa Riverkeeper, an organization dedicated to protecting the ecological health and future of the Ottawa River. Her Art Studio Tour-Fundraiser became a celebrated annual event.
“Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love.” (Claude Monet)
CURRENT & UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS
November 22 - January 18, Art & Parcel, a Holiday Art Sale at the Ottawa Art Gallery, Vernissage on Tuesday, December 2 at 5.30 pm., 2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa, ON, www.ottawaartgallery.com.
November 27 - December 14, Holiday Fundraising Art Sale, Ottawa School of Art, Vernissage, November 27, 5-8 pm, 35 George Street , ByWard Market, Ottawa , ON. www.artottawa.ca.
November 28 - 30, Nepean Fine Arts League, 50th Anniversary Art Show, Ukrainian Banquet Hall, 1000 Byron Avenue, Ottawa, ON. www.nepeanfinearts.com
November 29 - December 11, The Illuison of Reality - Galleria De Marchi, Bologna, Opening Reception November 29 at 17.30, http://www.trevisan-international-art.com/events.html
December 2 - January 7, A Season of Lights- Foyer Gallery, Nepean Sportsplex, 1701 Woodroffe Avenue,Ottawa, ON. http://foyergallery.com
December 4 - 31, Gatineau Sublime a Solo Exhibition at the Galerie Old Chelsea, Vernissage on Sunday, December 7, 1- 4 pm, 783, route 105, Old Chelsea, QC, www.galerieoldchelsea.ca.
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