Friday, March 30, 2012

Interpreting my own reality ...

I am a writer, an artist and an amateur photographer. But which one dominates? That's a problem for me. They are all important in my life.

For one thing, all of them also reflect some aspect of where I am in my life.

Here are some of my paintings through the years along with two quotes about art that express how I feel about it.

I've never forced myself to be restricted by a particular "style". That seems so limiting to me.

It is the same with my writing. And my photography. I create each individual piece on its own, and let it tell me how it wants to be interpreted.

Quotes:

The true painter strives to paint what can only be seen through his world. ~André Malraux

The artist's world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep. ~Paul Strand



"The Sawhorse"
Oil Wash Mixed Media: Painting by Margaret Buffie


"Arrival at Last":
Water Colour: Painting by Margaret Buffie


"Twin Birch View"
Oil Painting by Margaret Buffie

 

"Self Portrait"
Oil Wash and Mixed Media:
Painting by Margaret Buffie


"Bride"
Oil Painting by Margaret Buffie



"My North Kildonan Garden"
Oil Painting by Margaret Buffie






4 comments:

mywithershins said...

I didn't realize you were such a talented artist as well as a wonderful writer! I love your North Kildonan Garden. :)

Margaret Buffie said...

I am working on a painting of my much smaller garden in Crescentwood right now. Doing it for ages, actually! But this one was my really big NKild garden. It is now hanging in my sister's house in Wolseley. I have to say some paintings I can't let go of. This is one of them! Keeping it in the family !

Karyn Huenemann said...

Those are beautiful! You have such talent!

Margaret Buffie said...

Thanks, Karyn. That means a lot.