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  East Window  Mixed media on paper, 24 X 18

East Window Mixed media on paper, 24 X 18

  West Window  Mixed media on paper, 24 x 18

West Window Mixed media on paper, 24 x 18

 
  Swede Hollow  Mixed media on paper, 24 x 18

Swede Hollow Mixed media on paper, 24 x 18

  The Old Neighborhood Thanked Her  Mixed media on paper, 24 x 18

The Old Neighborhood Thanked Her Mixed media on paper, 24 x 18

 
  Watershed I , Mixed media on paper 13 x 11

Watershed I, Mixed media on paper 13 x 11

  Watershed II , Mixed media on paper 13 x 11

Watershed II, Mixed media on paper 13 x 11

  Watershed III , Mixed media on paper 13 x 11

Watershed III, Mixed media on paper 13 x 11

 
  Moonlight on the Marquee  Oil and mixed media on paper 11 X 15

Moonlight on the Marquee Oil and mixed media on paper 11 X 15

  Strolling Through  Oil and mixed media on paper 11 X 15

Strolling Through Oil and mixed media on paper 11 X 15

  Beyond  Oil and mixed media on paper 11 X 15

Beyond Oil and mixed media on paper 11 X 15

  Part of the Process  Mixed media on paper, 20 x 16

Part of the Process Mixed media on paper, 20 x 16

  In Reflection  Mixed media on paper, 18 x 24

In Reflection Mixed media on paper, 18 x 24

  Passing Trains  Mixed media on paper, 16 x 20

Passing Trains Mixed media on paper, 16 x 20

 
  Open Water  Mixed media on gessoed map, 8.5 X 11

Open Water Mixed media on gessoed map, 8.5 X 11

  Acres  Mixed media on gessoed map, 8.5 X 11

Acres Mixed media on gessoed map, 8.5 X 11

 
  Legend  Mixed media on gessoed map, 8.5 X 11

Legend Mixed media on gessoed map, 8.5 X 11

  Resources  Mixed media on gessoed map, 8.5 X 11

Resources Mixed media on gessoed map, 8.5 X 11

 

Margaret 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.

I am an artist inspired by place, a sense of home, and landscape. Often it is the landscape directly outside my window that is the impetus for my work. Located in Saint Paul’s industrial North End, my home and studio borders a wetland preserve. The house itself has been in my family for four generations. A great privilege that comes with residing in my ancestral home is that I am privy to an extensive documentation of how the land appeared through the last 100 years. Witnessing the change from season-to-season, juxtaposed with the evidence of how drastically it has been altered through the years, gives me sense of purpose as an artist. 

I am then inspired by process, specifically the fluid, flexible, and messy process of paint. My initial inspiration is worked out through a repetitive progression of drawing, collage, and washes using water-soluble oils. Layering media allows me to illustrate complex ideas into a visual language. This process is then evident in my finished work, as the layers of paint appear in varying degrees of transparency, an effect that speaks to passing time, flux, and my hand as an artist.

I seek to start a conversation about the importance of protecting wild areas and documenting an ever-changing environment while honoring the natural world in our everyday lives. My goal is to have my work inspire others to observe their own landscapes and the changes around us.


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