Maggie moved to the east coast in 2006. Although she has drawn and
painted all of her life, she started painting and marketing her work
full time in 1997 when she opened Maggie’s Studio back in Indiana.
Prior to that, she did graphic design, providing camera-ready artwork
for printers and advertisers. Her skills as an illustrator were also
evident in her following as a home and business portraiture artist.
Eventually, however, the lack of color in her work led her to
concentrate more fully on painting and developing a warm palette of
color and resulting in her large body of work. In addition to
originals, Maggie has over 25 images available as giclee prints.
As for subject matter, she likes to paint recognizable images, she says. "Although there may come a time in my career to experiment with more abstract forms, I like to paint images of things and places that people know. They see what I see and then they add their own story, their own memory, of that particular image. When they share these stories and memories with me, that’s the connection between artist and buyer that I’m looking for. That’s what makes it work for me."
Commission work is also an important component in Maggie’s work.
"I find the commission experience to be very satisfying. Often a client has vision, sometimes a photograph or two, and simply doesn’t have the knowledge or skill to put it into an artistic form. But it doesn’t mean they can’t see it. They simply need a translator, someone who is able to get their vision on canvas. And that’s where I come in."
Maggie has already developed a strong following in New York. She became a member of the National Art Club in New York City in 2009, having been sponsored by Will Barnet, a well-know printer maker, who encouraged her to join to expand the range of exposure for her work. Collectors have purchased directly from her studio for the last five years as well as through various shows in the area.
NEW YORK - Artist Memberships, Gallery Associations, Juried Art Fairs
The National Arts Club, New York City
Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY
Water Mill Artist Association, Watermill, NY
Southampton Artist Association, Southampton, NY
4 North Main Gallery – Southampton, NY
Mark Humphrey Gallery -Southampton, NY
Gallery North Outdoor Art Show
Greater Westhampton Chamber of Commerce Art Show
Sag Harbor Fine Art Fair/South Fork Craftsmen's Guild
Bridgehampton Spring Fine Art Fair/South Fork Craftsmen's Guild
Fine Art Fair, Southampton Artist Association
INDIANA - Past Artist Memberships, Gallery Associations, Juried Art Fairs
Indianapolis Art Center
Masterpiece Gallery - Indianapolis, IN
ZAGA - Zionsville Art and Gallery LAMP Gallery - Indianapolis, IN
Penrod Art Fair
Talbot Street Art Fair
Indiana State Museum
Munce Art Fair
Broadripple Art Fair
Chautauqua - Madison & Columbus, IN
A King's Art Gallery - Zionsville, IN
Picture This - Columbus, IN
Indianapolis Art Center
MICHIGAN - Past Gallery Association
The Art Gallery - Spring Lake, Michigan
ILLINOIS - Juried Art Fair
Arlington Heights - Chicago, Il
PARTIAL LIST OF COLLECTIONS:
Mark & Barbara Keenan, Tucson, Arizona
Framers Get To Fill The Spaces In Between, Points of Departure, Southampton Press, July 24, 2008
Robert Goodman Jewelers new Zionsville Mural Attracts Lovers … of Art and Jewelry, featured mural “Season of Jewelry Giving” Press Release to all Media, Zionsville, In. September 28, 2005
Artist opens studio on Cedar Street, Interview, Zionsville Times Sentinel, Local Business, September 8th, 2004
Artists show their works at fair, featured, Zionsville Times Sentinel, September 15, 2004
Meet the Artist, feature advertisement, Norwalk Furniture Idea, The Truth, October 20, 2002
Managed Care, A design Doctor creates a relaxing downtown retreat for a cardiac surgeon, featured artwork, Indianapolis at Home, Spring 2001
August Artist, Artist of the Month, The Columbian, July / August 2000
Charities & Affiliations:
Auction “The Art of Caring” donation to benefit The Charlier Hospice Center, Evansville, In. May 2009
Auction “It takes a Community … “ donation original work to benefit the French and Latin Club Southampton HS, Travel to Paris & Rome April 2008
6th Annual Silent Auction, donation original work to benefit the Riley Memorial Foundation, The Columbia Club Foundation, Indianapolis, In.
Design Gap interior design co., features Maggie’s Studio Original Artwork, Home-A-Rama, Tour Home Six, August 18th – September 3, 2001