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.
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.