Margaret Chwialkowska


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Landscape, Painter
Ottawa, Ontario



The mighty splendor of the Ottawa River and the ever-changing moods of the Gatineau Hills are the signature theme of the award winning artist Margaret Chwialkowska.

In her mesmerizing oil paintings, fantastical colors and dramatic textures transform familiar riverbanks into emotional soulscapes.

She wants to capture the feeling of being overwhelmed by the natural, almost magical beauty of a landscape.

Margaret paints alla prima, blending pigments on canvas with a palette knife. This technique permits a loose, spontaneous style allowing textures to evolve naturally.

Born and educated in Poland, Margaret has lived in Canada since 1979 and continues to be moved by the power and richness of the North American landscape.

She has painted landscapes in the Northwest Territories, Ontario’s lake country, and southern California.

She wants her art to be positive, free, beautiful and romantic – something you cannot live without.

She is represented by Art Galleries and her works are in private and corporate collections in Canada, US and Europe.

Margaret is a loyal supporter of the Ottawa Riverkeeper, an organization dedicated to protecting the ecological health and future of the Ottawa River. Her Art Studio Tour-Fundraiser became a celebrated

annual event.

AWARDS & HONOURS

RECIPIENT of the VIEWER'S CHOICE AWARD at the Foyer Gallery Exhibition 'Dreams of Spring', Ottawa, April 2014.


RECIPIENT of the SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD in the International ALL WOMEN Art Competition, Light Space & Time Gallery, March 2014.


RECIPIENT of the VIEWER'S CHOICE AWARD at the Foyer Gallery Exhibition 'Child's Play', Ottawa, January 2014.

RECIPIENT of the SPECIAL MERIT AWARD at the International Art Competition SEASONS by Light Space & Time Gallery, January 2014.

RECIPIENT of the VIEWER'S CHOICE AWARD at the Foyer Gallery Holiday Exhibition, Ottawa, January 2014.

RECIPIENT of the SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD in Painting Category at the International OPEN Art Competition, Light Space & Time Gallery, October 2013.

FINALIST for the Ottawa Humane Society Animal Art Award at the Ottawa Art Expo 2013

RECIPIENT of the VIEWER'S CHOICE AWARD at the Expression of Art 2013 Art Show, Ottawa, October 2013.

FIRST PLACE WINNER in oil category in The 32nd Annual Art East Juried Awards Exhibition, Ottawa, October 2013.

RECIPIENT of the SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD in Painting Category at the International LANDSCAPES Art Competition, Light Space & Time Gallery, August 2013.

RECIPIENT of the VIEWER'S CHOICE AWARD at the Foyer Gallery Exhibition The Heat of Summer, Ottawa, July 2013.

RECIPIENT of the SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD in Painting Category at the International Botanical & Floral Art Competition, Light Space & Time Gallery, July 2013.

RECIPIENT of the VIEWER'S CHOICE AWARD at the Foyer Gallery Exhibition From the Heart, Ottawa, June 2013.

RECIPIENT of the SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD in Painting Category at the International Figurative Art Competition, Light Sapce & Time Gallery, May 2013.

RECIPIENT of the SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD in Painting Category at the International SeaScapes Competition , Light Space & Time Gallery, May 2013.

RECIPIENT of the SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD in Painting Category at the International Abstract Competition , Light Space & Time Gallery, April 2013.

RECIPIENT of the VIEWER'S CHOICE AWARD at the Foyer Gallery Exhibition LIFE VISIONS, Ottawa, March 2013.

RECIPIENT of the SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD at the International Art Competition NATURE, Light Space & Time Gallery, March 2013

RECIPIENT of the SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD at the All Women International Art Competition at the Light Space & Time Gallery, February 2013

Awarded SPECIAL RECOGNITION at the Seasons International Art Competition, Light Sapce & Time Gallery, November 2012.

Awarded BEST IN SHOW at the Ottawa School of Art Holiday Art Show, Ottawa, November 2012.

RECIPIENT of the VIEWER'S CHOICE AWARD at the Foyer Gallery Exhibition ACTION, Ottawa, November 2012.

Awarded SPECIAL RECOGNITION at the Open International Art Competition, Light Sapce & Time Gallery, October 2012.

Awarded SPECIAL RECOGNITION at the International Art Competition 'Botanicals', Light Sapce & Time Gallery, September 2012.

RECIPIENT of the VIEWER'S CHOICE AWARD at the Foyer Gallery Exhibition HEAT, Ottawa, June 2012.

Awarded SPECIAL RECOGNITION at the International Figurative Art Competition, Light Sapce & Time Gallery, May 2012.

RECIPIENT of the VIEWER'S CHOICE AWARD at the Foyer Gallery Exhibition ART AT THE PLEX, Ottawa, June 2012.

RECIPIENT of the VIEWER'S CHOICE AWARD at the Foyer Gallery Exhibition SPECTRUM, Ottawa, May 2012.

AWARDED SPECIAL RECOGNITION at the International Nature Art Competition, Light Sapce & Time Gallery, April 2012.

RECIPIENT of the VIEWER'S CHOICE AWARD at the Foyer Gallery Exhibition INSIDE OUTSIDE, Ottawa, April 2012.

WINNER of JUROR'S CHOICE AWARD at the Juried Exhibition 'Mix of Emotions', Trinity Gallery, Schenkman Art Centre, Ottawa, February 2012.

RECIPIENT of the SPECIAL RECOGNITION at the All Women Art Competition at the Light Space & Time Gallery in the Painting Category, February 2012

RECIPIENT of the VIEWER'S CHOICE AWARD at the Foyer Gallery Exhibition ART TO GO, Ottawa, January 2012.

RECIPIENT of the VIEWER'S CHOICE AWARD at the Foyer Gallery Exhibition UP CLOSE, Ottawa 2011.

RECIPIENT of the VIEWER'S CHOICE AWARD at the Foyer Gallery Exhibition ARTICULATIONS, Ottawa 2011.

HONORABLE MENTION at the Guest Gallery 2010 Internationa Competition WORK OF NEW YEAR, January 2011.

SECOND PRIZE WINNER at the 2010 ArtEast Juried Awards Exhibition, Ottawa 2010.

GUEST OF HONOR at the CANVAS IN COLOURS ART SHOW, Museopark, Vanier-Richelieu Centre, Ottawa 2010

RECIPIENT of the VIEWER'S CHOICE AWARD at the Foyer Gallery Exhibition RAPTURE, Ottawa 2010.

RECIPIENT of the VIEWER'S CHOICE AWARD at the Foyer Gallery Exhibition PASSAGES, Ottawa 2010.

RECIPIENT of the VIEWER'S CHOICE AWARD at the Foyer Gallery Exhibition SPECTRUM, Ottawa 2010.

RECIPIENT of the VIEWER'S CHOICE AWARD at the Foyer Gallery Exhibition GENESIS, Ottawa 2010.

FINALIST at the 2009 Canadian Brushstroke Magazine Landscapes Competition

RECIPIENT of the VIEWER'S CHOICE AWARD at the Foyer Gallery Exhibition GAMUT, Ottawa 2009.

SECOND PRIZE WINNER at the 28th Annual Art & Photo Juried Exhibition, ARTEAST, Ottawa 2009.

RECIPIENT of the VIEWER'S CHOICE AWARD at the Foyer Gallery Exhibition LYRICAL, Ottawa 2009.

THIRD PRIZE WINNER at the 28th Annual Art & Photo Juried Exhibition, ARTEAST 2009.

RECIPIENT of the VIEWER'S CHOICE AWARD at the Foyer Gallery Exhibition CANICULE , Ottawa 2009.

FIRST PRIZE WINNER at the 27th Annual Art & Photo Juried Exhibition, ARTEAST, Ottawa 2008.

RECIPIENT of CBRE Corporate Purchase Award at the Artist Project Toronto 2008.

RECIPIENTof Framework Foundation Purchase Award for the First Ottawa Timeraiser 2008


GALLERY REPRESENTATION:
Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON
Foyer Gallery, Ottawa, ON
Postma Fine Art Dealer, Calgary, AB

CORPORATE COLLECTIONS:
CB Richard Ellis, Toronto, ON
Framework Foundation, Vancouver. BC
Gifford Associates Insurance Brokers, Ottawa, ON
McKellar Structured Settlements, Guelph, ON,
Casino du Lac-Leamy, Gatineau, QC

LINK TO 'PREVIEW' VIDEO ON YOU TUBE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUVUEEv26_Y


CURRENT & UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS:

February 13 - April 22
ARTISTIC REFLECTIONS - Trinity Art Gallery, The Schenkman Arts Centre,
245 Centrum Boulevard, Orleans, ON

April 1 - 20
Dreams of Spring, Foyer Gallery, 1701 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa ON, www.foyergallery.com

May 2 - 4
A Brush with Art- Manotick Spring Art Show, Manotick Curling Centre, 5519 South River Drive, Friday 6.30 - 9.30 pm, Saturday & Sunday 10.30 am - 4.30 pm. www.manotickart.ca

June 3 - 20
Landscape Sublime, SOLO Exhibition, Foyer Gallery, Nepean Sportsplex, 1701 Woodroffe Avenue,Ottawa, ON. Vernissage on Sunday, June 8, 2 - 4 pm. www.foyergallery.com


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Autumn Stroll, Gatineau
Blooms of Autumn, Ottawa River
Curtain Call
Moonlight Stroll, Ottawa River
Autumn Breeze, Ottawa River
The Red Hat
Hidden Treasure, Blue Mountain, Jamaica
Abundance
By the Ottawa River
Autumn Breeze, Gatineau
Farewell to Summer, Gatineau
Golden Afternoon, Gatineau
First Snow, Ottawa River
Azure Reflection, Ottawa River
Winter Afternoon, Gatineau
Field of Spring
Gatineau in Colour
Autumn Breeze, Ottawa River
Winter Dusk, Ottawa River
Evening Breeze, OttawaRiver
Fall Rhapsody
End of Summer, Ottawa River
Golden Days
Summer Field
Crimson Reflection, Ottawa River
Field of Dreams
Summer in Gatineau
Autumn Pathway, Gatineau
Summer Field
Indian Summer
Early Evening Light, Ottawa River
Abundance
Summer Breeze
Fall Tapestry
Anticipation
Champlain Lookout, Gatineau
Forest Dusk, Gatineau
Struggle
Autumn Breeze, Ottawa River
Shades of Autumn, Gatineau
Entangled II
Shades of Autumn
Bon Echo Spectacular
Retreat
Magic of Spring, Ottawa River
Blooms of Autumn.
Waiting for Spring, Ottawa River
Dress Rehersal
River Walk, Ottawa River
View from the Hill, Gatineau
Cerulean Reflection, Ottawa River
Spring Delight
Entangled
Teal Reflection, Ottawa River
Shallow Water, Ottawa River
Late in a Day, Ottawa River
Symphony in Red, Gatineau
Midday Stroll, Gatineau
Autumn, Gatineau
New Wave, Cuba
October, Lac Morency
Sapphire Reflection, Ottawa River
October in Gatineau
Dawn, Ottawa River
Autumn Dusk, Gatineau
Summer in Gatineau
Autumn Stroll, Gatineau
Autumn Glow, Gatineau
Early Evening, Ottawa River
Evening Stroll, Britannia
Summer Light
Fall
Sunrise, Ottawa River
Crimson Maple
Bank Street Canal Bridge