Margot Hartford comes to Global Art Project after years behind the lens
of a camera paying fairly strict attention to the grid, formal pictorial concerns
and creating atmospheres pleasing to a variety of professional clients.
While these endeavors continue, Margot has expanded her artistic reach
through forays into mixed-media works on paper, encaustic workshops (which she conducts periodically in the SF Bay Area) exploding the grid producing, perhaps,
more soul-satisfying pieces combing her own photography, collage elements, paint, graphite pencils, transparencies, found objects and other mixed-media elements.
Her work is surreal and immediate, often thoughtful, sometimes spontaneous,
always created in response to the meeting of materials and mind.
Observing her trajectory is a confirmation of the GAP concept of growth
through challenge and experimentation and welcome her to this interactive
community informing personal development and group cross-pollination.
Global Art Project / usa
After studying photography in her native country of Canada Margot made her way to Northern California in the mid 1990's. She stepped easily into the commercial world in San Francisco photographing for local magazines, universities and corporations. When the photography industry shifted from film to digital Margot found herself spending more and more time working on the computer and less time working with her hands.
As a break from the computer Margot started to experiment with painting, wax, and lighting. Her work has always been a mix of disciplines and materials, including encaustic (wax) painting, photography, abstract collages and hand-crafted lamps made from recycled objects.