22" X 19" X 10"
The work above appears in the 2017 A Timeless Legacy exhibit and sale.
Margaret Graziano has worked as a full-time professional artist for the last 30 years. Her subject matter is varied and eclectic. A beautiful landscape, a bountiful garden of flowers, an unguarded moment between mother and child, the enduring strength of Native Americans continuing their traditions in spite of great odds -- all have touched her heart. Her work includes both oils and bronzes.
Margaret arrived in Montana as a baby, when her family relocated from Missouri. She’s spent most of her life in Big Sky Country, with periods spent in California and Italy. She says she was blessed in both of those places to receive “the attention of dream-fostering teachers.” Margaret says, “The experience of studying art in Italy for five years was particularly fundamental to my choice of art as a career.”
She returned to Montana to stay in 1980, first settling in Whitefish and later moving to Columbia Falls. “Living so close,” she says, “Glacier Park worked its magic on me.” She hiked many of the trails in Glacier National Park, explored off trail and did lots of on-the-spot painting. She draws inspiration from both the landscape and the people who first inhabited it. She has attended the Indian Days celebrations in Browning, which she says inspired most of her bronzes.
Margaret's work has appeared in galleries throughout the West, including the C.M. Russel Art Show, Western Masters, Out West Artists Show and Sale, Montana Professional Artists Association, Cheyenne Frontier Days Art Show and Sale, Calgary Stampede Art Show, Oil Painters of America and Women Artists of the West.