Contemporary Art

Margaret Klappstein

Sherwood Park

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Biography

MARGARET KLAPPSTEIN
Margaret was born in the Peace River country of Northern Alberta and became interested in art at an early age. She recalls with fondness, the changing seasons in the Peace and tributes her rural upbringing for the love of nature and rural people that are reflected in her paintings. She has also completed several murals in the city of Edmonton and the County of Strathcona, including the murals for the African Suites at Fantasyland Hotel ,the 2000 Alberta Winter Games , the murals at Ardrossan and Fultonvale arenas. Gallery shows include Spectrum Gallery, Madsen Studios, Eagle Gallery, Kamena Gallery, Ash Street . She is a member of the Art Society of Strathcona County, She served as Visual Arts Coordinator for the 2000 Alberta Winter Games. Margaret paints with passion and tries to represent different moods in her paintings. Margaret has taken art courses through the University of Alberta, U of A Extension and has completed workshops with Carol Nelson, David Langevin, Ingrid Christensen, Mike Svob, Ron Ranson, Brent Laycock, Arleta Pech, Jack Reid, Jerry Heine, Charles Spratt, Brian Atyeo, Jim Adrain, Arne Westerman, David Keiller, Eileen Rocher-Sutton , Willie Wong and Gene Prokop, Sherry Telle, Heather Pant,Linda Kemp, Tom Lynch, Xin Yu Zheng, and Keith Bond. Continuously striving to improve her technique she continues to take workshops and courses to upgrade her skills. Although she works in all mediums her favorites are oils and watercolors. She received the Pride of Strathcona award in 2002. Two of her paintings are part of the Strathcona County permanent collection.