NBCAF Fine Art Gallery

Margaret Thorn Watercolors

Margaret works in watercolors on cold press Arch heavy weight paper. Intensely complex still life groupings, local scenes, unique moments of life, and memorable adventures are typical subject matter. Her paintings are very detailed. Margaret slowly builds up layers of paint, creating a rich, three-dimensional, realistic likeness of each subject.

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Tel: 717-627-7954
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Margaret G. Thorn
603 South Spruce Street
Lititz, PA 17543

Artist Statement

Margaret specializes in watercolor realism. She changes her subjects often, as she turns to different events that pass through her life. Her paintings are without angst and reflect a down to earth and easy-going personality. Margaret's art studio is not a formal place. It is simply the dining room table. With watercolor painting, she doesn't need much - just paper, paints, a tub of water, an easel and time. She paints mostly from her own photographs, but has also painted from photographs taken by family members.

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A native of Berks County, PA, Margaret earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Penn State University, where she majored in printmaking with a specialty in etchings. She then moved to New Orleans with her husband, where she continued her education at Tulane University, earning a Master of Fine Arts in printmaking. While at Tulane, she taught adult classes in printmaking and watercolor. She also worked in the French Quarter as a freelance watercolor artist. Moving to Houston, Texas, she studied at the University of St. Thomas, achieving a Master of Education degree in Elementary Education and Art Education. She taught elementary school for 22 years in Houston and Lititz, PA, and retired from teaching in 2010. She now works full-time as an artist. From April to October, you can find Margaret at many outdoor art shows around the mid-Atlantic region, including the Mount Gretna Outdoor Art Show, Harrisburg Artsfest, Manayunk Arts Festival, Peoples Choice Arts Festival, Lititz Arts Show, Ocean City Boardwalk Art Show, and Bel Air Festival for the Arts. She also shows her work at the Lititz Framing and Fine Arts gallery. She has had shows and exhibits at Red Raven Art Gallery in Lancaster, Accent Gallery in Ocean City, New Jersey, and at numerous venues in southeastern Pennsylvania.

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