P.K. Margis, www.pkmargis.com, is a professional artist living in California and creates vibrant oil paintings of the skyward world in the style of magic realism. The paintings have been described as “beautiful and thoughtfully structured”.
The artist takes inspiration from flight in nature and converts them into an otherworldly and utopian experience. Like Leonardo Da Vinci and the Wright Brothers, the artist studies and paints birds to learn more about flight as a symbol of freedom. Birds fly and perch wherever they want, whenever they want.
P.K. pauses the elusive, fast moving and evading maneuvers of birds in order to experience their freedom up close. And, during this process, the artist chooses colors that appear charged with energy and excitement.
P.K. Margis, Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz all lived on the same N.Y. estate called Oak Lawn. Like Georgia’s paintings, P.K. was deeply inspired by the lake, islands and surrounding oak trees and sees the art skills that Alfred and Georgia developed as a foundational inspiration. “I experienced at an early age what others could only imagine. Daily, I walked the same halls and grounds as Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O’Keefe. I saw what they saw.”
The artist spent early adult years painting and sculpting at Moore College of Art. And then worked as a ceramicist in Belgium and travelled to Paris, London and Rome to explore the European art world.