MARGARET FORTEY - Modern Landscape Painter & Contemporary Artist
Margaret Fortey is a painter, printmaker and sculptor – three modes of creative practice that capture her love of natural beauty and quirkiness of spirit.
By way of contrast, and to keep things interesting, Margaret’s sculptures, prints and works on canvas evoke a sense of humour and provoke thought about aspects of modern society. Born in New Zealand, Margaret came to Sydney as an eager young display artist and initially supplemented her income by painting portraits. She is largely self-taught with short stints at East Sydney TAFE and more recently at the Sydney Gallery School.
In the past decade Margaret’s paintings have sold exceptionally well both here and overseas in a variety of exhibitions and galleries and she has won many awards, the last being the People’s Choice award at the 2011 Gosford Art Show.