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Margie Caldwell-Gill

Abstract painter, collage

Margie Caldwell-Gill studied painting, printmaking and sculpture along with biology and chemistry to earn her BA in Fine Arts from Wake Forest University. She followed her love for art and science and continued her studies to earn a Masters degree as a Medical Illustrator. For 15 years she created medical illustrations for magazines, pharmaceutical ads and textbooks. With the illustration work she enjoyed taking abstract science concepts and communicating them in an editorial format. Over the last 16 years her interest shifted to abstract art where she focuses her training with color, layers and texture to communicate emotions, time and space.

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Artist's Statement

Paintings are a journey for me rather than a destination. I embrace the experience of the creative process and the excitement as the painting emerges. Most paintings begin with pencil marks, each line and mark influences the next. I make marks with traditional and non-traditional tools, letting the materials and marks inspire my next move. I am drawn to the textures that emerge as I add layers and marks to the surface. I work to stay open to experimenting with the materials and the marks that happen in front of me. My pieces are mixed media: graphite, acrylic paint and collage along with pastels, water soluble crayons and pencils. Enjoy the beauty and excitement that I experience while I am creating.