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Margaret Cresswell

Marg spent her final year of study in Florence, Italy and graduated from the Ontario College of Art in 1994. After graduating, she worked as a muralist for several art studios in Toronto, including muralist's Frank Stella. In 2002, she perceived that the act of painting itself coincided with the workings of her concise and unconscious mind and led her to opening her own studio: Murals By Marg. Marg has completed numerous public and private commissions over the last 20 years including murals at the Queens Landing Hotel, NOTL & Sheraton Hotel, Toronto. In 2007 she was invited to exhibit at the Biennale in Florence, Italy. Recently, she has completed murals for Toronto’s Outside the Box, Bell Box Murals and was shortlisted for a Metrolinx mural project.

Artistic Statement

I create abstract and photo-realistic paintings because I challenge the concept of an artist's obligation to maintain a single cohesive style and to challenge the traditional notion of an artist’s evolution. Early on, I perceived my ambition was the act of painting itself, finding that the process coincided with the workings of my conscious and unconscious mind. I found that the act of painting as an artistic movement encompassed my ambition where the end product of art is not necessarily the principal focus. My use of varied materials and subject matter helps in viewing my creative process as a creative journey, rather than as a deliverable or end product.



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