Thursday, December 6, 2012


Since this is my maiden post, I want to introduce myself:  I am a New York City based artist.  And, a representational painter, who works primarily from life; although, I sometimes use photos as source material.  I sometimes paint the figure, but I am more interested in painting still lifes and landscapes/cityscapes.  My still lifes are usually painted from actual objects that have been setup in studio; my cityscapes/landscapes are usually painted on site, in venues in and around the city.

Also, I work exclusively with watercolor nowadays.  It has a translucent, luminous quality that is unique to the medium.  The transparency of the medium also suggests an ephemeral, transitional quality, which is one aspect of life that I wish to express in my paintings:  Both the actual passage of time and how an individual experiences time have always intrigued me!

It has always been my dream to become a professional artist.  And I have been working toward that goal for the past six years.  Although, I studied art extensively in my twenties/early thirties, I didn't think it was realistic----or practical----to try to become a professional artist then.  I do now!

The main purpose of this blog is to showcase my paintings and to mark my progress in transitioning from nonprofessional to professional artist:  Expect to see an occasional image of new work and my thoughts on my work.  Also, expect announcements of any upcoming exhibitions I participate in; or, any other milestone in my new career.

Also, I will use this blog to share my opinions on the current New York art scene:  Expect occasional reviews of gallery and museum shows----hopefully, my views will offer an entertaining  alternative to what is published elsewhere!

I am currently participating in the 4th annual "Small Works Show" at the Manhattan Borough President's office, 1 Centre Street, 19th Floor, New York City.  The show runs until the 30th of January.  Viewing hours are 9:30 to 4:30.  I hope you will find the time to go!

Below, my painting on exhibition there.
Concert Grounds With Seated Figure, Central Park, 2011,
10"x14," Watercolor On Paper.  Copyrights reserved to
Margaret Montgomery (c) 2012.

I am also, participating in The Art Students' League annual Christmas Show.  Now, 'til the 23rd of December.  215 West 57th Street, New York City.

Young Woman In A Blue Dress, 2010, 16"x12," 
Watercolor On Paper.  Copyrights reserved
to Margaret Montgomery (c) 2012.homeVisit my website to see an online gallery of my work!

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