'Shift #1' - pastel on paper
(now available as a giclee print)
78cm x 63 cm
Art for minimalists
Australian artist Margot Wiburd creates velvety pastel still life drawings and oil paintings that evoke a sense of harmony while being gently understated. Her art subjects are selected for their subtle beauty - a Japanese bowl, a single, hand-crafted vessel, a jade bracelet...
Her palette is limited, to accentuate mood and above all, generate a feeling of space. This is art that loves room to breathe...
Recently, Margot's subject repertoire has extended to dogs, a reflection of her deep commitment to these amazing creatures.
With a background in fine art, film and writing, and classical art training in France, Margot works alternately in each of these areas. She is currently writing a book to raise awareness for the extraordinary Arunachala Animal Sanctuary & Shelter, which is responsible for saving thousands of stray dogs in South India.
NEW ART: Pastel triptych completed during my 2014 residency, and new dog portraiture.
I have finalised my one year artist residency at CASM, the Mandurah Centre for Contemporary Art, and have a dog-themed solo exhibition planned for 2016. Meanwhile, I am working on a series of small artworks ready for a crowd fundraiser to help get my Indian dog book, THE MAN WHO SAVED A THOUSAND DOGS printed.
THE MAN WHO SAVED A THOUSAND DOGS has been written and is now being reviewed, and will then be edited. 2015 should see its worldwide release!
YOUR HELP NEEDED
In February 2014 I visited an extraordinary animal shelter in India, which - with a core policy of love and kindness - rescues, heals, vaccinates, rehomes (where possible) and absolutely gives all to lift suffering from India's stray dogs. The love and dedication of all there is amazing. BUT....
right now, this precious rescue shelter needs our help to continue to do its work. Any help you can afford them will be GREATLY and sincerely appreciated. Please visit their website and fall in love with them...Whatever you can give will really make a difference.
Arunachala Animal Sanctuary and Rescue Shelter
With sincere thanks and wishing you a creative 2015!