The strangeness and beauty of what appears ordinary, and the nobility and living presence of objects in space are what fascinate me as a painter. My images are mostly based on memories of being on the road, photographs I have taken over the years, and “found” images. When something grabs me, I play with it until it becomes something more pungent and iconic.
Margaret G. Still is a painter and photographer. She received her B.A. and M.F.A. from U.C.L.A., studying with William Brice, Richard Diebenkorn, Gordon Nunes, Elliot Elgart, and others. She grew up in Manila, Philippines, has lived in Los Angeles, New York City and Memphis, and made Saugerties her home in 2011. She has exhibited locally in group shows at Greenkill in Kingston, New York (2018, 2019, and 2021), Emerge Gallery in Saugerties, New York (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022) , The Woodstock Framing Gallery in Kingston, New York (2019), a Yellow Fine Arts pop-up show in New York City (2019), and in four juried group shows at WAAM (Woodstock Artists Association & Museum) in 2022. She has had solo shows at Greenkill in Kingston, New York (June 6th-June 27th, 2020), and at Green in Saugerties, 92 Partition Street in Saugerties, New York in August, 2018 & August, 2019. She has an ongoing show of recent paintings at Green in Saugerties, New York. She received the Mary Wilson Award from WAAM in 2022. Her Instagram account is “mgstill4” and her Facebook account is “Margaret G Still Art”. My website is the Blogspot account noted above.