Margret E. Short Margret E. Short

Oregon artist, Margret Short, specializes in still life and floral subjects in oils. She is a signature member of OPA, Master Signature Member of American Women Artists, and a member of the Salmagundi Club, New York. It was at this organization that she was awarded top prize four times since garnering membership in 1998.

Historical pigments are currently Ms. Short's focus, where she develops projects based on mythology and pigments of ancient cultures. The history of pigments, mediums, primers, linens, brushes and all the habiliments employed by artists is an endless and interesting journey. In 2007, Ms. Short replicated 17th century paints for her Lessons from the Low Countries collection by hand grinding each pigment. This same process followed for the subsequent series titled, Lessons from the Pharaoh's Tomb and Lessons from the Spider Woman, a project focusing on the Native Americans of the Southwest.

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