The Meadow Art Studio & Gallery
The Meadow, Art Studio and Gallery on Galiano Island is currently scheduled to open to the public in June, 2018. You can also look for us at the Saturday Markets.
Modern expressive impressionism, with a twist.
Maggie O’Shaughnessy is best known for her use of color, detail and texture both in her encaustic work and also in her acrylic paintings. Her work has been described as expressive impressionism, evoking buried emotions in the viewer. She has painted since childhood, and for the last several years she has studied in New Mexico focusing on variations in the encaustic medium - beeswax and solvent mixed with oil paint. She is a member of the International Association of Encaustic Artists. A world traveller since leaving her small village in Newfoundland, the sea is a common theme in her work. She currently lives full time on Galiano Island, where she is building an art studio and gallery, which is scheduled to open in 2018.
You are invited to visit a working art studio and to browse through finished paintings offered for sale. There is a size and budget available for everyone who appreciates art, ranging in sizes from small to large scale paintings on wood panels or canvas. Encaustic - you will be fascinated by Maggie creating unique encaustic 'hot wax' work combining multiple layers of beeswax, and oil paint, then using a blow torch to fuse. Or perhaps you have heard of 'cold wax' which is oil paint, beeswax, with a cold fusing process. Exceptional acrylic work is also available in her same style - emotive, high texture, with high pigment colors.
A talented and creative artist, Maggie has travelled the world extensively learning from masters and developing her own style by skillfully combining difficult fusing processes. The colors of nature can be seen in her work. It is a lucky artist who can live and work in paradise, right here on Galiano Island.
Take home a beautiful artistic memory of your visit to Galiano Island.
The studio is an easy five minute drive from the ferry dock and centrally located between Morning Beach and The Hummingbird Pub. No children under 12 allowed in the studio. This is a non-smoking location.
Member of: Southern Gulf Islands Artist Council, and also International Association of Encaustic Artists