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Margo Reis

San Rafael, CA

I'm using acrylic paint, varied mark making tools, and, often, collaged papers. I'm usually listening to classical or jazz and rely on exploration and experimentation to find my way on the canvas or paper. I'm willing to create "failures" while hoping for aliveness and originality in the results. An important part of the process is making many "starts" and avoiding being concerned too early with the results. Painting in a series of several at a time increases the odds that I'll be successful with some "finishes". Titles are fun and often come to me from poetry or music.

I paint intuitively without consciously choosing or visualizing the final result.
By keeping the titles somewhat vague, I hope to encourage the viewer to see their own interpretation in my paintings. On the other hand I have always been drawn to the power and beauty of the natural world, especially where land and water meet. That must be why I often can see a landscape or seascape or some variation of nature in them.

We're Not Out of the Woods Yet

Margo Reis

Sunken Treasure

Margo Reis

Push/Pull

Margo Reis