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About the paintings

"I love to paint on canvas. The oils, pigments, cottons and woods are my collaborations with the earth. I only take half credit for these joint creations. The earth has created the other half.

What do you paint?
People, places, things with design and stories in mind.

How would you describe your style?
Realistic and surrealistic.

How would you describe your paintings?
Introspective and experimental.

Why do you paint?
Art is the way I communicate. I use paint to speak my words.

What influences your paintings?
Mostly my emotional state at the time.

Give me an example. What emotions influenced your "FAMILIAR CHANGE" painting?
There were many shifts happening during this time. Technology had made a massive move into the Bay Area, my painting style was changing, I was contemplating a studio move and the elections where in full swing. I sensed a great deal of change happening around me and the world so I altered the Golden Gate Bridge to reflect my emotions around these changes. I kept plenty of the original structure so that I could grab onto that familiarity during times of change.

How long does it take to paint one of your paintings?
2 weeks to 3 months.

Do you paint commissions?
No, not right now.

What's the price of one of your paintings?
It depends on the size, detail and complexity of the painting.

What the meaning of your paintings?
Each painting has its own story.

What is the common underlying principle of your paintings?
Color, design and shapes combined with personal experiences.

How do you come up with your ideas?
Usually my personal experiences and emotions.

Where do you sell your paintings?
Various venues. You can check out my exhibits page.

What's up with your name change?
You can read about it on my old website at
And here's the link to my new site Both sites are exactly the same but eventually the old site will go and be replaced by the new site.

PA Margis