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Margret Short

Bridal Hankie Modello

Bridal Hankie Modello

Wedding Fruit and Lace

Wedding Fruit and Lace

Hodgepodge Modello on Gold Leaf

Hodgepodge Modello on Gold Leaf

Sensational Modello on Gold Leaf

Sensational Modello on Gold Leaf

Effervescent Modello on Gold Leaf

Effervescent Modello on Gold Leaf

Pearls and Dogwood

Pearls and Dogwood

Verdant

Verdant

Watermelon Time

Watermelon Time

Calendula

Calendula

Flowers for Lena's Hair

Flowers for Lena's Hair

Offerings to the Spider Woman

Offerings to the Spider Woman

Bead Counting

Bead Counting

Tomatillos

Tomatillos

Botany Lesson of Dr. Tulip

Botany Lesson of Dr. Tulip

Perfection Modello - SOLD

Perfection Modello - SOLD

Alluring Modello - SOLD

Alluring Modello - SOLD

Transitory Modello on Copper panel - SOLD

Transitory Modello on Copper panel - SOLD

Miscellany Modello on Copper panel - SOLD

Miscellany Modello on Copper panel - SOLD

Innocence Modello on Gold Leaf - SOLD

Innocence Modello on Gold Leaf - SOLD

Mellifluous Modello on Gold Leaf - SOLD

Mellifluous Modello on Gold Leaf - SOLD

Budding Modello - SOLD

Budding Modello - SOLD

Luminous Modello on Copper panel - SOLD

Luminous Modello on Copper panel - SOLD

Grace Modello - SOLD

Grace Modello - SOLD

Purity Modello - SOLD

Purity Modello - SOLD

Allure on Copper panel - SOLD

Allure on Copper panel - SOLD

Adaptation Modello - SOLD

Adaptation Modello - SOLD

Alchemy's Enigma - SOLD

Alchemy's Enigma - SOLD

Brilliance - SOLD

Brilliance - SOLD

Fragrant Wonder -SOLD

Fragrant Wonder -SOLD

Familiar as the Rose - SOLD

Familiar as the Rose - SOLD

Gleaming Modello on Copper panel - SOLD

Gleaming Modello on Copper panel - SOLD

Albatross Modello - SOLD

Albatross Modello - SOLD

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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