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Margo Selski

Margo Selski received a Master’s in Fine Arts from the University of Minnesota. She also received a Master’s in Art for Children from the State University of New York in Brockport. Her undergraduate BA degree is from Berea College. She has been a full time studio painter since 1994. Her painting style reflects that of the northern Flemish masterpieces. The imaginary characters are rendered in intricate details frozen in mid-gesture within airless spaces. Her goal is to explore the mysterious by juxtaposing images from myth and reality. Thematically, her work addresses motherhood, familial love, permanence, impermanence, and the fragility of childhood and life. The subject of the paintings communicates an underlying desire for safety and stability in a threatening world.

Margo incorporates a novel technique to achieve an old (or even outside of time) effect. During graduate school in Minnesota, she concocted a recipe for faux “craquelure to mimic Renaissance painting. Initially, each oil painting is covered with beeswax, and she utilizes dental tools to scratch the cracks into the surface prior to laying oil paint into the crevices. This time consuming process might be repeated three or four times on the same painting, but is made worthwhile when the final result is that ‘Jan Van Eyck has taken a little trip down the rabbit hole.’

Her oil and beeswax paintings have been featured in several one-person exhibitions, including the Plains Art Museum, Illinois Central College, The Art Institute International Minnesota, the University of Minnesota, the Saint Cloud State University, Augsburg College, Rochester Museum and Art Center, and the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Her work has been recognized for its excellence, producing numerous awards and honors, and has been collected in various museums, including the Plains Art Museum, Tweed Museum, Fredrick Weisman Museum, and the Contemporary Museum of Art in Colorado. In 2004/05, she was awarded a Minnesota State Arts Board Grant and in 2005 she won the Minnesota Artist Exhibition Grant through the Jerome Foundation.

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Jennifer-Gennari-quan_yin-20-x-45-oil-and-goldleaf-on-linen-9800-

Quan Yin

20" x 45" / 50.8 x 114.3cm
Oil and goldleaf on linen

Jennifer-gennari-Lady-in-Waiting-58-x-34-oil-and-silver-leaf-on-linen-12500

Lady in Waiting

58" x 34" / 147.3 x 86.4cm
Oil and silver leaf on linen

Jack-Gerber-Stress-in-the-City-44-x-36-acrylic-on-canvas-18000

Stress in the City

44" x 36" / 111.8 x 91.4cm
Acrylic on canvas

Jack-Gerber-Beachy-Party-35-x-24-charcoal-on-Paper-6500

Beachy Party

35" x 24" / 88.9 x 61cm
Charcoal on paper

Redhead-oil-on-canvas-64-48-2015

Redhead

64" x 48" / 162.6 x 121.9cm
Oil on canvas

Painting-for-the-Sky-83-58-diptych

Painting for the Sky

83" x 58" / 210.8 x 147.3cm
Diptych oil on canvas

Rumi's-Absolute-oil-on-canvas-65-x-82-2016

Rumi’s Absolute

65" x 82" / 165.1 x 208.3cm
Oil on canvas

Lady-with-the-Unicorn-after-Rogier-Van-der-Weyden-oil-on-Belgian-linen-32-x-36-2016

Lady with the Unicorn

32" x 36" / 81.3 x 91.4cm
Oil on Belgian linen

Fortune-Tellers--51-x-68-2016

Fortune Tellers

51" x 68" / 129.5 x 172.7cm

Flying-Saucers-60-x-78-_-2016-on-canvas

Flying Saucers (improved)

60" x 78" / 152.4 x 198.1cm
On canvas

Roeland-Kneepkens-High-Tea-39-4-x-59-oil-on-cnavas-10500

High Tea

39.4" x 59" / 100.1 x 149.9cm
Oil on linen

Roeland-Kneepkens-AFter-Dinner-39-4-x-59-or-150-x-100-cm-Oil-on-linen-10500

After Dinner

39.4" x 59" / 100.1 x 149.9cm
Oil on linen

Bell_Shae_11x7x1_Oil-on-panel-mixed-media_2015_1200

Shae

11" x 7" x 1" / 27.9 x 17.8cm x 2.5cm
Oil on panel, mixed media

Bell_Marina_12x13x2_Oil-on-panel-mixed-media_2016_1500

Marina

12" x 13" x 2" / 30.5 x 33cm x 5.1cm
Oil on panel, mixed media

Bell_Betsy_9x7x1_Oil-on-panel-mixed-media_2015_950

Betsy

9" x 7" x 1" / 22.9 x 17.8cm x 2.5cm
Oil on panel, mixed media

Bell_Annie_16x18x2_Oil-on-panel-mixed-media_2016_2400

Annie

18" x 16" x 2" / 45.7 x 40.6cm x 5.1cm
Oil on panel, mixed media

Maiden-Voyage

Maiden Voyage

40" x 30" / 101.6 x 76.2cm
Oil on canvas

Deflection

Deflection

32" x 32" / 81.3 x 81.3cm
oil on linen

Toi-ma-beaute-baroque

Toi ma beauté baroque

38" x 18" / 96.5 x 45.7cm
Oil on canvas

A-study-in-Black

A Study in Black

46" x 48" / 116.8 x 121.9cm
Oil on canvas

HIGH-Yana-Feb-18-2016_eq

Ginger Girl

20" x 16" / 50.8 x 40.6cm
Oil

Charlotta-Janssen_Adam-And-Eve-Intertwined_

Intertwined Adam and Eve Leaning on Apple Tree

60" x 36" / 152.4 x 91.4cm
Iron Oxide, Acrylic, Collage & Oil Varnish

Charlotta-Janssen_Buffalo-Soldier-and-Child

Buffalo Soldier Madonna With Child And Olive Tree

54" x 24" / 137.2 x 61cm
Iron Oxide, Acrylic, Collage & Oil Varnish

Charlotta_Three-Inner-City-Graces_24-x-54-in-Acrylic,-Iron-Oxide,-Oil-Varnish-&-Collage_-$7200_-2016-

Three Inner City Graces

24" x 54" / 61 x 137.2cm
Acrylic, Iron Oxide, Oil Varnish & Collage

Charlotta-Janssen_Madonna-reclining-on-bicycle-(Chicago-Blackbelt-1941)Iron-Oxide,-Acrylic,-Collage-and-Oil-Varnish-on-Canvas-54-x-24--$7,100.-2015

Madonna Reclining on Bicycle (Chicago Blackbelt 1941)

24" x 54" / 61 x 137.2cm
Iron Oxide, Acrylic, Collage & Oil Varnish

Charlotta-Janssen_-freedom-summer-madonna-Iron-Oxide,-Acrylic,-Collage-&-Oil-Varnish-48-x-48-in_$12,700-2015

Freedom Madonna: Stop “Hyprocricy”, Freedom Summer 1963

48" x 48" / 121.9 x 121.9cm
Iron Oxide, Acrylic, Collage & Oil Varnish

Les_aiguilles_du_temps_qui_passe_24x36_OdileRicher_Framed-copy

Les Aiguilles Du Temps Qui Passe

36" x 24" / 91.4 x 61cm
Oil on canvas

Blue-Plums

Blue Plums

7.75" x 11.875" / 19.7 x 30.2cm
Egg tempera on panel

August-Peonies-oil-on-linen-15-x-18-framed-size-is-20.25-x-23.25-4500

August Peonies

15" x 18" / 38.1 x 45.7cm
Oil on linen

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