I am excited to be able to share some ideas that guided the creative process for my current work at the Opening Reception for my show " Fire Over Water" on June 10, 4 pm at St Margaret's Bay Shambhala Center in Upper Tantallon ,NS Canada. The exploration of right relationship between elements in nature is one of the guiding principles in my work as I explore the transitions in the world, and in my personal life. I've always been deeply tied to the land.Feelings for the landscapes I move through and live in are reflected in my work. The open space of the northern prairies and the big sky and water of Haida Gwai, Cape Breton, and St Margaret's bay inspire both the contemplative and expressive aspects of this work. Come join me when you are in the neighborhood at the show, or at my Windhorse Studio near Peggy's Cove.
" Light on Water, a watercolour was recently donated to Help2Overcome to raise funds for bringing water to girls' schools in Sierra Leone. My community in St Margaret's Bay sponsors projects in Sierra leone regularly. The painting was inspired during a contemplative retreat at Gampo Abbey in Cape Breton, NS. which overlooks the Gulf of St Lawrence. The changing light patterns on the water reflect our changing inner weather.
The Expressive Mind Blog
Margaret believes in the transformative power of Mindfulness Based Art. In 2011, she founded the MBAT Summer Institute to train clinicians and educators.