Margot Roi Artistic Statement

I’m a contemporary abstract artist with degrees from Sheridan College, Universities of Windsor and Nipissing currently exhibiting and teaching in Ontario, CA. I’m inspired by the many emotions that natural landscapes can evoke. I aim to similarly capture this temperament during my reactive mark-making process. Working intuitively with acrylic paint and stick media, I reveal gestural abstractions that inform and direct my varied colour interpretations. My work focuses on a transported sense of place through extensive travel and further reflects my experiential narrative. My current series explores the chaotic and meditative elements that I sense within nature. Inspired by the contrasting cycles and atmospheric changes I work expressively to emphasize a connective essence of stored memory of place.


Margot Roi Bio
Canadian contemporary abstract artist Margot Roi resides in Oakville, ON. and has been exhibited throughout Ontario for over 30 years. She began her artistic career in textile and interior design with an Arts and Technology degree from Sheridan College. Margot switched to fine arts where during a BFA Honours degree from the University of Windsor she developed a gestural painting/drawing style that has landed her many gallery exhibitions. Her love of encouraging others to find their artistic voice led Margot to receive a Bachelor of Education degree at Nipissing University and a 30-year teaching career. Margot has received numerous provincial and regional awards for her work as a visual artist and arts educator and is continuing to explore her own connected voice.

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