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Margot Cormier Splane BFA


Born in Saint John New Brunswick, in 1961,  Margot graduated from Mount Allison University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in 1984. Margot has since gone on to exhibit her work around the world, participating in 24  International Exhibits, most of them juried shows, including international competitions through out Canada, through out the United States, as well as shows in Greece, Germany,  Bulgaria, India, and Spain.

Margot is currently getting ready for her 25th solo exhibit. Margot has been given solo exhibits in Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and on the U.S. Virgin Islands.  Margot has received the following prizes at international juried art exhibits. Third Prize at the Fine Arts International Contest 2006�, At the Cultural Association Valentin Ruiz; Granada, Spain, honorable mention at the Art Center of Estes Park, in Estes Park, Colorado, U.S.A., and a viewers choice award at the Northbrook public Library in Northbrook Illinois.

In 1987 Margot married Bruce Splane, they have three children, and live in Timmins Ontario.


Artist's Statement

Creating art is not only something that I want to do, it is something I need to do. My inspiration evolves out of a variety of different sources. It could be an amusing anecdote, something I see or feel, some story from the news, or even a historic event, which moves me esthetically and germinates the idea.

Once inspired I begin to research the topic, and try to figure out whether I can work this 'inspiration' into an artistic composition. The people and animals in my art are like characters in a drama, each has a role to play, but more significantly the final composition has to feel right.  Through my art, I am able to share my paintings and serigraphs with an audience, and expose them to my slightly cynical view of the world, injected whenever possible with a sense of humor. The satisfaction I get from completing a work of art is a necessary part of who I am.