Margaret’s an international artist and graduate of the Sheridan College Art Fundamentals Program. She showed an interest in art and a love for nature, at an early age. She’s a city girl who prefers to be in the country, with a love for animals, of which transitioned into becoming a wildlife artist.
Margaret’s creative process starts with her original photographs of nature, and then takes the best images to work up for her composition to use as references for her artwork.
Margaret’s current medium of choice is scratchboard which started with a one day workshop many years ago. Scratchboard is a subtractive medium where she scratches the Black surface (India ink) creating details and texture, uncovering the white clay surface from underneath, of which she paints using inks or watercolours to colour the image. She continues to grow and develop her medium, taking on new challenges.
Her original art work and photographs can be found at her studio and gallery space 203 at Alton Mill Art Centre, and prints of her works are available for purchase on the website. Margaret also participates in juried shows across southern Ontario and internationally so check out her website for a show near you. Her works can be found in private collections internationally.
More examples of the work by Margaret Pardy can be found at SouthernOntarioVisual Artists.com