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Maggie Shepherd

Artist member since 2018
Hamilton, Ontario

Maggie Shepherd

I love using light and line to create landscapes and still life paintings.

The forgiving and dramatic oil medium allows me to experiment and hunt for connections on the canvas, allowing the work to evolve in an abstract expressionist way. I seek to express a personal interpretation of the subject, always trying to make a better painting. I often work in "painterly" style, loosely and spontaneously, especially when working pleine aire.

Bonnard, Morandi, Graham Sutherland and Paul Nashh are some of the artists that inspire me to find freshness and beauty in the everyday: a bowl, a piece of fruit, a fold of cloth, a group of shrubs are the kind of things I enjoy painting. I love the outdoors and find the Ontario landscape a wonderfully fulfilling and challenging source of creative inspiration.

I spend a lot of time in nature. I collect information on site and work on small sketches, when satisfied I start painting with a big brush, the shapes and patterns emerge. The fun and discipline, is choosing what to enhance and what to loose, it is this "process"stage of painting that I love so much, when all possibilities and options are vying for consideration.

I have been to Italy multiple times on painting trips, I very much enjoy painting the landscape and architecture there, and the very interesting set of challenges unique to the light and landscape of Italy.

I have had work in shows at the following galleries: AGH art rental and sales Burlington Arts Centre Carnegie Gallery Dofasco Gallery Gallery on the Bay

I have work in private and corporate collections in Canada and overseas. I am an alumni of DVSA and have studied at the International School of Art in Umbria, Italy.


Work

Stinson streets
Maggie Shepherd
Hamilton
  • 16" x 16" x 1"
  • TRY: $18 BUY: $350
Red pears
Maggie Shepherd
Hamilton
  • 20" x 20" x 1.5"
  • TRY: $25 BUY: $500
Fall marshes
Maggie Shepherd
Hamilton
  • 30" x 24" x 1.5"
  • TRY: $35 BUY: $700
Summer night
Maggie Shepherd
Hamilton
  • 24" x 18"
  • TRY: $30 BUY: $600
Inksetter Road
Maggie Shepherd
Hamilton
  • 24" x 18" x 1"
  • TRY: $35 BUY: $700
Binkley Road
Maggie Shepherd
Hamilton
  • 24" x 18" x 1"
  • TRY: $35 BUY: $700
Spring fields
Maggie Shepherd
Hamilton
  • 16" x 16" x 1"
  • TRY: $35 BUY: $500
Fast breakfast
Maggie Shepherd
Hamilton
  • 16" x 16" x 1"
  • TRY: $35 BUY: $500
Smokedance
Maggie Shepherd
Hamilton
  • 24" x 24" x 1"
  • TRY: $35 BUY: $600
The orange cloth
Maggie Shepherd
Hamilton
  • 18" x 18" x 1"
  • TRY: $35 BUY: $600
Pog Lake, Algonquin
Maggie Shepherd
Hamilton
  • 24" x 24" x 1"
  • TRY: $35 BUY: $600

Inside the Studio


Q+A

Best season of the year in Toronto

Summer

Describe your home in 3 words

Minimalist cottage conversion

Everyone should know about

Protecting the environment

Favourite movie

Dr Zhivago

Favourite book

Franny and Zooey by JD Salinger

I'm really good at making (a) ...

Fast health meals from fridge scraps

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