CREATING BRIGHT PAINTINGS + ADDING LOTS OF COLOUR!

Margo Humphries is a very active Lake Macquarie-based visual artist who has had a stall at every Art Bazaar since becoming a Hunter Arts Network member. Margo also joined the Hunter Arts Network committee ten years ago and is currently the Publicity Officer.

Margo’s visual vocabulary has made her known for her painterly style & colourful canvases. The energy in her works appears to be limitless & she loves creating works that you could stare at for hours. For Margo, the creative voyage along the way is equally significant as the outcome. Margo has held five solo exhibitions and is always busy creating new works to keeping up with the demand of her best selling colourful abstract and landscape paintings.

In 2013 Margo painted the vibrant harbour city cover art, “Newcastle – vivid”, for the Newcastle University Choir’s first CD. Born & raised in Taree Margo began painting at a young age & when she was only 12 she entered the Walkom-Manning Art Prize where she won the “Children of the Manning” Youth Award with “Wingham Brush”. This was the first exhibition Margo entered. Margo was selected as one of 10 artists for the Mattara Festival’s Inaugural Outdoor Art Exhibition & her “Look up in the Sky Tonight” was draped over Newcastle Panthers in October 2011. 10 buildings participated in the art trail. In 2012 Margo’s T-Shirt Design, The Line Up, made the final 20 in Redbubble’s SXSW T-shirt Competition for New York band The Big Sleep. Margo has also been involved in many community projects including the 2002 Peoplescape project & designing & creating street banners for Victoria Street in Taree in 1996.

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