Margie was born in San Francisco and raised on the Penninsula. She was exposed to abstract art in the De Young Museum at the age of four. She has continued to enjoyed a lifelong affinity with abstraction.
Margie immigrated to Canada in 1968 to teach school on Salt Spring Island. She had a short adventure teaching school in Australia then returned to Salt Spring in 1975. As mother, designer, fabric artist and painter she joined others to facilitate the growth of the island's rich cultural community.
In the 80's she created and exhibited beautiful pieced silk scarves and garments; worked on the SSI Community Arts Council; sang with Tuned Air Choral Society for 10 years. She commuted to Victoria to study painting at the Victoria College of Art for four years. Margie brought traditional Argentine Tango to Salt Spring Island in 1998. She has exhibited as an abstract painter since 1989.
where to see or read more
shows: Margie's work can be seen at POD Contemporary gallery on Salt Spring.
recent: Margie was a feature artist in the 2015, 9th annual Salt Spring Easter Art Tour.
web: Visit the artist's website to learn more.
artbeatradioshow.com/margie-korrison/ Margie interviewed by Scott Simmons
documents: documents shared by the artist for further reading
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