Margot Cormier Splane Visual Artist

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Internationally Award Winning Artist

The Musical Ride


Acrylic on Canvas ~ 1995
18 x 42″ ~ 45 x 105 cm

This zebra painting features a small herd of zebras frolicking. A dog leaps after a bird, others birds fly around above the trees.

I was Having lunch in a Pizzeria with my family, as I recall I had two toddlers and I was pregnant with my third child. I was very absorbed in my new role as mother, and the art part of me was on some distant back shelf. A vaguely familiar man came up to me and said “Margot?”
“Yes.” I replied.
“Margot Cormier Splane?”
“Yep, that’s me.”
“Oh wow” he said excitedly, “I’m a friend of your brothers, I have been following your career, I love your art work! There is one piece in particular that really blows me away. It’s the one you did with the zebra’s and the dog.”
At this point I started to laugh, I had never done a painting with zebra’s and a dog! I never did figure out what my brother’s friend was talking about, however the concept intrigued me and I did this painting as a result.