Margaret Caldwell Brown
Margaret’s story is a journey with many detours, but always coming back to painting. She has a lot in common with the Impressionists; however, she does not have a specific message – it is more like a conversation. She is fascinated by colors, shadows, reflections, and the play of light and space all around her.
Born in Long Island, New York, she studied art at the New York University College in New Paltz, New York in the 1970’s. A summer job turned into 19 years in the corporate world. In 1992, she met the love of her life. They married and lived in Connecticut. She joined the Washington Art Association in Washington Depot, Connecticut where she studied painting with Trey Friedman and Mathew Lopaz.
Retirement in 2000 brought her to Big Pine Key – 30 miles from Key West, Florida, a whole new adventure. In the Keys, she won many awards and met extraordinary characters. Later, she moved to Covington, GA in 2009, where she became a member of the Southern Heartland Art Guild.
You can view and purchase her work at Southern Heartland Gallery, 1132 Monticello Street, Covington, Georgia; WildArt Gallery, 1105 Washington Street,Covington, Georgia; and Bella Salon, 4177 Raphael Street, Covington, Georgia. Her work is also in numerous collections in the US, Canada and Europe.
When she starts a painting, she puts small notes of color all over the canvas and as the painting evolves, she incorporates these colors into the finished painting. She tells her artist friends, “I’m from the Waffle House School of painting – my paint is diced, scattered, smothered and covered.” Besides traditional painting, her recent work includes collages and painting on driftwood.
She enjoys creating with oil paint, acrylics, watercolor, and pastel, as well as pencil and charcoal. She will accept work on a commission basis, such as portraits, houses, etc. Please contact her if you are interested.