Marguerite Mahy

Spacer Marguerite uses bright colour to enhance her paintings. She sees distinctive shapes in nature, along with contrasting patterns and intensities, and tries to simplify shapes to create rhythm and balance. Her media are watercolour, acrylic and ink brush pen. Her style can vary depending on her subject, but mostly she enjoys landscape, using a semi abstract style.

Born in Guernsey- British Isles. She pursued a career as a Registered Nurse. In 1966 she immigrated to Montreal and moved to Vancouver in 1970.

Marguerite has taken several courses with the FCA, and has attended the White Rock Summer School and Gibsons  Summmer School of the arts of the Arts. Teachers influencing her development as an artist include Kiff Holland, Rick MacDiarmid, Mike Svob, Anne-Marie Harvey and Judy Morris (USA). She has attended Art School in the Dordogne, France, and at the Institutio de Allende, in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.


She is a Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, and has been a member of the North Shore Artists Guild since 1996. Her art has been exhibited in many juried and non juried shows. She has exhibited at the West Vancouver Memorial Library, the Silk Purse Arts Centre, the Ferry Building Gallery, Port Moody Art Gallery and in  many of the Harmony Arts Festivals. She also exhibited in the International Art Fair in Shanghai, China in 2005.

 She has taught several  watercolour workshops on " Paint and Sketch  for Travel" at the West Vancouver Senior Centre

Her artwork can be found in private collections in Canada, the UK, France,Mexico and Asia.

She recieved two awards from juried shows: Horourable Mention and Juror's Choice in the Artists Guild Shows.

An active lifestyle and a love of travel and allows Marguerite to sketch, paint and photograph the outdoors. Her credo is to allow her style to evolve naturally, while exploring subject, colour and technique.