Margot Cormier Splane Visual Artist

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Internationally Award Winning Artist

Biography and Interesting Facts

Early Spring in Kap

Margot and Bruce


Margot was born and raised in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. 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 art with a message around the world, participating in over 150 International Exhibits, in 16 different countries. Margot has won 15 Awards for her artwork at International Juried Competitions. She has also had 43 solo exhibitions, and she participates in numerous local, regional, provincial and National shows. Margot has been elected as a member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and the Society of Canadian Artists. A complete list of Margot’s Exhibitions and Awards can be seen on her website at;
Margot is married to Bruce Splane, they have three children. After leaving Saint John, New Brunswick, Margot’s family spent 5 years in Kapuskasing, Ontario. In 2001 the family was relocated to Timmins ON, where Margot and her husband currently reside.
Margot works on her acrylic paintings and collages in the winter and on her serigraph prints in the summer. Her art with a message is uniquely recognizable. Margot pulls all of her serigraphs by hand in her studio. While the tools Margot uses are modern, she follows the same printmaking technique of pulling colors through stencils hand painted by the artist. This printmaking technique originated in China over 1000 years ago. A separate stencil is painted for each color. Somewhere between 12 and 30 colors are squeegeed through stencils for each serigraph. After printing a color, the edition papers are hung to dry. Once the ink is dry work can begin on the next stencil.
For more information on serigraph printing, visit Margot’s web site, or YouTube Channel.
“I am very grateful for the position that my artwork has given me, to share my views with an audience.” Margot’s artwork is strongly influenced by concerns over Climate Change, politics, and social justice. At the same time, there is a strong thread of whimsy and humor running through her paintings and serigraphs. Margot’s hope is that her artwork will hold someone’s interest long enough to give them pause to think about an issue, perhaps in a new way.

Public Collections Margot’s Art is held In:

  • 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 Media Coverage

  • 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.

National Media Coverage

  • 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.

A Partial list of Regional Reviews

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.