Marguerite Whelton was born in Amsterdam the Netherlands and lived for many years in South Africa, before settling in Canada. It was in South Africa that her budding artistic talent was put to use in creating advertising posters for display in the Johannesburg area.
Her earliest works were in oil and from there she moved to acrylics however, watercolour with its freshness and luminosity became her favourite medium. She is seldom without her sketch book, capturing scenes in graphite & India ink for future paintings.
Marguerite’s frequent visits to Europe and North Africa have provided her with an additional wealth of artistic subject matter. These paintings display her unique depth of vision and are rich in communicating the nuances of mood and feeling. Her Venice and Marrakesh collection, due to the fascinating, mystical character of these cities, best exemplify these qualities. Portrait study, that reveals the character and personality of the subject, is also a major interest.
Her first commission was in England and her paintings have been displayed throughout the Lower Mainland. Marguerite has studied the egg tempera technique under Russian master Vladislav Andrejev and watercolour under Kiff Holland.
Marguerite joined FLAG Spring 2012.