Margaret Vega’s landscapes range from the rolling Italian countryside to the dramatic tides of New Zealand beaches. In all of her works, the artist creates an engaging dialogue between the elements found in nature and her own artistic vision. “I am fascinated with our need to reorganize a nature which has its own order,” she says. In her elegant compositions, order is reflected in the artist’s sense of edge, color, and balance. From her placement of horizon, to her sensitivity toward light, shadow, and texture, Vega gives her paintings a strong physical presence and dynamic flow.
Beginning by sketching her concepts, Vega brings her interest of history, design, and sacred architecture to her work. The variety of influences Vega incorporates is drawn from her travels and is paired by the range of surfaces she uses: oil on linen, paper, and canvas. The resulting body of work brings each environment to life while integrating her interest in the marks that mankind has left behind recording our existence.