"I paint to remember moments or places in time with its attached emotions. Revisiting the natural forms and the feelings keeps them fresh in my memory. Recalling that experience reminds me of the joy while traversing a landform, or simply being humbled by a changing season. Singularly, or within a landscape setting, my strong connection to the stalwart sentinel tree forms, past and present, lining my streets remain life-giving. My chosen medium, acrylic paint, becomes the narrative for intuitive investigation. It’s through this medium that I unveil gestural compositions that become guideposts for my colour choices; vibrant and muted. Adding layers of line work with stick media on the canvas, I engage in a performance of responsive recollection. Brush-worked textures blend to add depth to recreate the essence of these places and forms. This artistic journey predominantly unfolds in collections, each series representing a chapter in my continuous exploration. Within this deliberate choice lies my commitment to maintaining a painterly process that knits together the fluidity of expression, the distinctiveness of style, and the resonance of sentiment. My artistic vision intuitively captures celebratory recollections encouraging viewers to meander through these unique abstract forms forging their own connections of shared experiences that my work evokes."
Based in Oakville ON., Canadian abstract artist Margot Roi has been exhibiting her artwork for over 30 years. Beginning her artistic career in textile/interior design earning an Arts and Technology Degree from Sheridan College, ON., Canada. Margot switched to fine arts where during a BFA Honours degree from the University of Windsor, ON., Canada she developed a gestural painting style that landed many gallery exhibitions. Her love of encouraging others to find their artistic voice led to a Bachelor of Education Degree at Nipissing University ON., and to her teaching career. She has received numerous provincial and regional awards for her work as a visual artist and arts educator. Margot’s original artworks are in private and corporate collections.