oil, charcoal and mylar on canvas
About the Work
My work is abstract and intuitive, and I am deeply influenced by the natural and built world around me. My process involves working and reworking, and the final painting reveals traces of the history of its making. Ideas are hinted at or evoked, and meaning is personal and sometimes different for each viewer. I have called this piece Shelter. It is intended to evoke ideas of warmth, safety, community. The painting is somewhat dark, but with places where light shines through. It is the welcoming light at the end of the day, a place to rest on the journey.
About the Artist
Margaret Glew lives and paints in Toronto. Her abstract canvases are intuitive, gestural, often large scale, and derive meaning from the painting process itself. She has exhibited at Gallery 1313, Engine and Loop, and is a member of PVAC and Loop. She is represented in a number of public collections, including the City of Toronto Art Collection, the Richmond Hill Public Library and the Sunnybrook Regional Health Centre.