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  • "Fresh Figs" by Margaret White is a still life oil-pastel painting.
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Fresh Figs by Margaret White


Artwork Description

Margaret White shows her mastery of still life with "Fresh Figs," an oil pastel painting.

"Fresh Figs" is 12 inches wide by 15 inches high and sells for $900. This painting includes free shipping.

Margaret White is known for her paintings of the human figure and face, as well as flowers, birds, insects and jewelry. This still life shows her keen sense of detail, something she delights in. She also loves to see reactions to the details in her works.

Oil pastel is Margaret White's preferred medium.

Growing up in Detroit, Margaret White knew her work was prized. The Detroit Public Schools in the 1950s and early '60s were able to nurture that talent in after-school and weekend classes. Margaret White went on to major in art at Cass Technical High School, then received her BFA and MA from Michigan State University. She also studied printmaking at Wayne State University. She taught high school drawing for 30 years in Southfield, Mich. "If you REALLY want to learn something, teach it for five hours a day for years," she laughs.

She also has experience in art history, many media and myriad of techniques.

She's married to fellow artist Bill White, an oil painter also represented at Fine Art Mart. They have a retirement home on Torch Lake. Their work is shown at five Michigan galleries.

She says there aren't any hidden messages or meanings in her work. "I paint what I love and what makes me happy," she says. 

One unique aspect of her work is her use of vintage frames, which are an integral part of the piece.

Margaret calls herself a "picker" rather than a "slap-dasher" and loves how people react to the detail in her work. She revels in the meticulousness.

"To be an artist all my life has brought me so much joy and fulfillment," Margaret says. "My goal is to keep at it until I keel over."


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