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Waiting for Warmer Days  Oil and mixed media on canvas, 30 x 40

Waiting for Warmer Days Oil and mixed media on canvas, 30 x 40

 
Death Bloom  Oil and mixed media on canvas 24 x 24

Death Bloom Oil and mixed media on canvas 24 x 24

 
Barberry Check  Oil and mixed media on canvas 20 x 16

Barberry Check Oil and mixed media on canvas 20 x 16

 
Overhang  Oil and mixed media on canvas 24 x 24

Overhang Oil and mixed media on canvas 24 x 24

 
Motif  Oil and mixed media on canvas, 24 x 38 (diptych comprised of two canvases: 24 x 18 & 24 x 20)

Motif Oil and mixed media on canvas, 24 x 38 (diptych comprised of two canvases: 24 x 18 & 24 x 20)

 
Untitled  Oil and mixed media on canvas, 24 x 24

Untitled Oil and mixed media on canvas, 24 x 24

 
Gravity  Oil and mixed media on canvas, 30 x 40

Gravity Oil and mixed media on canvas, 30 x 40

 
Expedition  Oil and mixed media on canvas, 40 x 30 Limited edition prints of this painting can be found  here

Expedition Oil and mixed media on canvas, 40 x 30
Limited edition prints of this painting can be found here

 
Office Window  Oil and mixed media on canvas 24 x 30

Office Window Oil and mixed media on canvas 24 x 30

 
A Float  Oil and mixed media on canvas, 22 x 28

A Float Oil and mixed media on canvas, 22 x 28

 

Margi Grill has worked as a visual artist for more than 10 years, exhibiting with a diverse group of galleries and venues. She has received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Arts and a Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Art History from the University of Minnesota.

Artist Statement: My practice as a painter begins with my immediate and intimate surroundings. The source material for my work is often taken within walking distance of my residence, a part of the city that is both industrial and that contains large open spaces. I am drawn to landscapes where human-made spaces overlap with areas permitted to grow wild. I am interested in how those boundaries have shifted through generations and continue to change. The landscapes I depict take shape through layers of color built up over layers of observational drawing. With this process, a painting will waver several times between precise realism and gestural abstraction. I paint with diluted washes of water-soluble oils, which take on the translucency of watercolors. Letting the paint evaporate and absorb becomes a time intensive process, inspiring me to reflect on how the work relates to larger environmental issues.


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