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Margret Short

Watermelon Time

Watermelon Time

Fragrant Wonder

Fragrant Wonder

Familiar as the Rose

Familiar as the Rose

Allure

Allure

Offerings to the Spider Woman

Offerings to the Spider Woman

Bead Counting

Bead Counting

Flowers for Lena's Hair

Flowers for Lena's Hair

Brilliance

Brilliance

Tomatillos

Tomatillos

Botany Lesson of Dr. Tulip

Botany Lesson of Dr. Tulip

Glimmer - SOLD

Glimmer - SOLD

Accoutrements Study - SOLD

Accoutrements Study - SOLD

Trickster - SOLD

Trickster - SOLD

Trickery - SOLD

Trickery - SOLD

Medley - SOLD

Medley - SOLD

Cupid's Arrow - SOLD

Cupid's Arrow - SOLD

Dutch Treat - Sold

Dutch Treat - Sold

Complementaries Study - Sold

Complementaries Study - Sold

Passionately Purple Study - Sold

Passionately Purple Study - Sold

Lilacs and Limoge - Sold

Lilacs and Limoge - Sold

Turning Point - Sold

Turning Point - Sold

Lace and Lanterns Study - Sold

Lace and Lanterns Study - Sold

Flowers for Billie's Hair - Sold

Flowers for Billie's Hair - Sold

Oregon artist, Margret E. Short, specializes in still life and floral subjects in oils. Captivated by Rembrandt’s bling, Margret Short produced her splendid 2007 series, Lessons from the Low Countries. This project was inspired by the color palettes of eleven select paintings in the exhibit, Rembrandt and the Golden Age of Dutch Art, which traveled to three U.S. cities in 2006/2007. Ms. Short replicated 17th century paints for her collection by hand grinding each pigment. Luscious colors, with magical names like lapis lazuli, cinnabar, malachite, and azurite, are the focus of each bountiful still life. This entire project can be viewed at www.margretshort.typepad.com with detailed documentation including historical pigment research and images of all completed paintings. Not only are the colors reproduced, Short also quoted, quite accurately, sections of each original work in her paintings in a game of hide and seek. This nearly sold out exhibit was in Portland, Oregon in June 2007.

Lessons of the Pharaoh's Tomb is her latest body of work in her Lessons Series. It was inspired by a trip to Egypt in January 2009. The new paintings feature imagery and pigments used since 3500 BC. During 2009 similarities between historical pigments used in tombs and temples from antiquity will be compared to that of the much later Golden Age of Dutch Art.

Memberships

  • Oil Painters of America – Signature Member
  • American Women Artists – Master Signature Member
  • Salmagundi Club

Awards and Honors

  • Best in Show – Salmagundi Club Members' Summer Exhibit 1998, 2005
  • Director’s Purchase Prize – National Small Oil Painting Exhibit, Wichita
  • Grumbacher Gold Medallion – Oil Painters of America National Exhibit, 1999
  • Featured Artist – Oregon Public Broadcasting, Oregon Art Beat, 2003, 2006, 2007
  • Featured Artist – Undiscovered Italy, 2005 Edition by The Parker Company