Modern Landscape Painter and Contemporary Artist
Margaret Fortey is a painter, printmaker and sculptor – three modes of creative practice that capture her love of natural beauty and quirkiness of spirit.
Gathering inspiration from the idyllic environment in which she lives, and her love of travel, Margaret prefers to create her own spaces rather than replicate actual places.
With a unique technique of painting on silk, Margaret has discovered a challenging, but very effective way of bringing to life the brilliant colours, deep reflections and subtleness of the Australian landscape. In a world often preoccupied with materialism, it is Margaret’s desire to reawaken in people an awareness of the simple beauty of our natural surroundings and the pleasures and rewards that come from nature.
By way of contrast, and to keep things interesting, Margaret’s sculptures, prints and works on canvas evoke a sense of humour and provoke thought about aspects of modern society.
Born in New Zealand, Margaret came to Sydney as an eager young display artist and initially supplemented her income by painting portraits. She is largely self-taught with short stints at East Sydney TAFE and more recently at the Sydney Gallery School.
In the past decade Margaret’s paintings have sold exceptionally well both here and overseas I a variety of exhibitions and galleries and she has won many awards, the last being the People’s Choice award at the 2011 Gosford Art Show.
Margaret’s paintings are distributed and sold throughout NSW and Victoria (and on-line) by SHOWCASE of Australian Art.