CV:Margaret Mair

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, 1950.

Lived in Ontario, Canada between 1969 and 2005.

Beginning in 2005, remained based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada while traveling in Europe, the Caribbean and the Americas.

Began learning drawing techniques in 1992.

Techniques and knowledge developed mainly through a process of exploration, observation, communication, experimentation and osmosis.

Member of SOYRA (Society of York Region Artists)

Education:
B.A., M.A., York University

Courses:
Working with pastels (portraits), Isabel van Zant, 1992
Working with fluid acrylics, D.D. Gadjanski, 1997
Demos and workshops in drawing, watercolour, oils and acrylics.

Shows:
Art Aurora (juried), 1999 and 2000
SOYRA (Society of York Region Artists) Annual Fall Show, 1997-2004
The Mansion, Carrying Place Golf and Country Club, 2000
Varley Gallery (Courtyard), 2001
Aurora Fair, 2001
Skylight Gallery, Aurora Town Hall, 2001
Artlinks School and Community Show, Aurora, 2001 and 2002
The Corner Gallery, Newmarket, 2000, 2001, 2002
Corner Coffee House, Newmarket, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
Aurora Library Art Show, 2003, 2004
Aurora Town Hall, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004
East Gwillimbury Town Hall, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005
Barristers’ Lounge, Newmarket Court House, 2005
Newmarket Town Hall, 2002

Pictures Donated To:
Mooredale Youth Orchestra
People for Education
Pueblito Canada

Comments:
“Strong and interesting work…”
“My eye was drawn first by the strength of the design…”
“There is a sculptural quality to the figures…”
“The intense colours reflect her Caribbean heritage…”