Early Spring in Kap
Margot and Bruce
Margot was born and raised in Saint John, New Brunswick. She graduated from Mount Allison University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. Following graduation she decided to pursue her art full time Margot has gone on to exhibit her work around the world, participating in 123 International Exhibits, almost all of them Juried Competitions, in 15 different countries, including shows throughout Canada and the United States, as well as shows in Greece, Germany, Bulgaria, India, Spain, Australia, Poland, England, Turkey, Mexico, France, Romania, and the United Arab Emirate. Margot has won 15 awards for her artwork at international juried competitions.
Margot has also had 41 solo exhibitions, including shows in Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and on the U.S. Virgin Islands. She also participates in numerous local, regional, provincial and National shows. Margot is currently preparing for shows at the Moonbeam Art Gallery in Moonbeam ON in 2019, and the Saint John Arts Centre, in Saint John New Brunswick in 2019.
In 1987 Margot married Bruce Splane, they have three children. In 2001 the family relocated to Timmins Ontario. Margot works on her acrylic paintings and collages in the winter and on her serigraph prints in the summer. Margot pulls all of her serigraphs by hand in her studio.
While at University, Margot studied under David Silverberg, and Thaddeus Holownia. She has also received technical advice from artists Alex Colville, Ken Danby, Lindee Climo, and Fred Ross.
Margot has also been elected as a member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and the Society of Canadian Artists.
Art Museum of Prahova County, Poliesti, Romania Antonio Gualda Wing, Museo De Arte Contemporaneo, Durango, Mexico
“Humor of the People's” art collection in Gabrovo, Bulgaria
The Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton, New Brunswick
The Owens Art Gallery at Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick
The Provincial Art Bank Collection in New Brunswick
Irving Oil Corporation's head office collection, Saint John, New Brunswick
Cortech Consulting, Vancouver, British Columbia
Margot's art is held in numerous private collections throughout Canada the United States, as well as around the world.
International Contemporary Artists Vol 1, a book published by ICA Publishing, based out of New York, NY, and Athens Greece, copyright 2010;
Best of Worldwide Watermedia Artists Volume 1, a book published by Kennedy Publishing, Williamsburg, VA,USA, copyright 2009; USA.
Free Art Tomorrow, New York, NY, USA, November 2008 issue;
City Beat, Cincinnati’s News and Entertainment Weekly, in Cincinnati Ohio, USA, on January 3, 2007
The Cincinnati Enquirer in Cincinnati Ohio, USA, on July 21, 2006.
Also in Greece by GNOMI TV; KYDON TV; and KRITI TV, as well as the Kyrix; the Haniotika Nea; and the Nea Kriti Newspapers. The Greece reviews were all on December 3rd or 4th, 2002, following a press conference for a 3 person show at the Omma Center of Contemporary art in Greece.
SCA news Winter 2011
Geez Magazine: National Post – Arts Review. “Canadian one of Twenty Artists Worldwide Accepted into Exhibit” December 2nd 2007
Canada AM took an interview that Margot did locally and ran it on their national show November 7th 2008.
Margot's art has been the subject of numerous regional articles and interviews, a partial list including such media and publications as: Points North, CBC Radio, 2015, CARFAC Ontario, The Voice For Professional Artists, DISPATCH, Winter 2011; MCTV News for North Eastern Ontario; the MCTV Evening News Timmins; Persona TV Timmins; The Daily Press in Timmins; The Timmins Times; the Sudbury Star; C.B.C. Radio Sudbury; The Northern Times Kapuskasing; Fundy Cable Art Club Chronicles; C.H.S.J. T.V. Midday; C.B.C. Radio, Moncton; C.B.C. Radio, Saint John; The Daily Gleaner, Fredericton; The Times Transcript, Moncton; C.B.C. Radio Halifax; Maritime Sunday Morning; The Atlantic Advocate; The Evening Times Globe, Saint John; and The Chronicle Herald, Halifax.