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Margaret Peter

B.A., O.S.A., S.C.A.

Location:Yellow Mill, Main Floor Studio

Marg Peter is a Guelph painter and original printmaker whose interest is reflected in her floral, landscape and fossil images.  Recently she has added collage to her original prints to create an introspection in the viewer regarding the evolution of the land and its creatures.

After graduating from Windsor Teachers’ College in 1963, she taught school for six years.  She completed her bachelor of fine arts degree at the University of Guelph in 1974.  She was a member of a co-operative “Chimera” in Salem, Ontario from 1976-78 and is presently a member of the Guelph Artisans Co-op and the spirit of Place Artists’ Collective.  She returned to teaching in 1986 and retired in 2000.  Margaret has taught printmaking courses across Ontario and was the printmaking instructor at Wilfred Laurier University from 1988-2006.

She rejoices in the beauty of nature and the joy and inspiration it brings her.  Found objects; such as feathers, shells, and fossils give her imagination a “kick-start” and she’ll be off to create a new print about images that reflect life in its transient state.

Painting a plate for a monotype on location heightens the emotional charge and sensual depth in Margaret’s work.  “The outdoor energy surrounding me is very important in capturing the feeling of the moment.  When working indoors, I can take the time for reflection on the more intellectual aspects of my prints.”

Quiet Pastures Earth's Treasures Series VI 46 22x30 paper Prairie Storm 2 canvas 24x36 950 Southampton Waves acrylic on paper 22x30 Ichthyosaur 9x12 etching Memories of a Country Drive, acrylic-on-paper, 22x30 Fruit Blossoms at Twilight 31x39 matted Quiet Pastures 22x30 acrylic on paper Earth's Treasures Series VI 08 Pensive Cat 9x12 etching Gone With the Wind acrylic on paper 22x30 1 Pastures, acrylic-on-paper, 22x30 Advancing Storm acrylic on paper 22x30 Into the Depths, Acrylic, Guelph Creative Arts Association Juried Art Show (2009) 1st place, 21" x 28.5"

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