Margo Humphries is a visual artist based in Lake Macquarie NSW Australia.
Margo’s original fine art paintings and hand painted patterns are well known by the bright colours used and many different styles.
Original paintings are available at Margo’s Etsy store and can also be purchased at her stall at every Hunter Arts Network Art Bazaar. Margo has also been on the Hunter Arts Network committee since 2012.
For the full range of prints, clothing and home decor of Margo’s work, visit Margo’s Redbubble shop
Margo’s visual vocabulary has made her known for her painterly style & colourful canvases. The energy in her works appears to be limitless & she loves creating works that you could stare at for hours. For Margo, the creative voyage along the way is equally significant as the outcome. Margo has held five solo exhibitions and is always busy creating new works to keeping up with the demand of her best selling colourful abstract and landscape paintings.
In 2013 Margo painted the vibrant harbour city cover art, “Newcastle – vivid”, for the Newcastle University Choir’s first CD. Born & raised in Taree Margo began painting at a young age & when she was only 12 she entered the Walkom-Manning Art Prize where she won the “Children of the Manning” Youth Award with “Wingham Brush”. This was the first exhibition Margo entered. Margo was selected as one of 10 artists for the Mattara Festival’s Inaugural Outdoor Art Exhibition & her “Look up in the Sky Tonight” was draped over Newcastle Panthers in October 2011. 10 buildings participated in the art trail. In 2012 Margo’s T-Shirt Design, The Line Up, made the final 20 in Redbubble’s SXSW T-shirt Competition for New York band The Big Sleep. Margo has also been involved in many community projects including the 2002 Peoplescape project & designing & creating street banners for Victoria Street in Taree in 1996.
Creative Curriculum Vitae
Australian artist born & raised in Taree, now located in Lake Macquarie
2009-present Visual Artist, Margo Humphries Art
2012-present Committee Member, Hunter Arts Network – I manage the social media, website & publicity for HAN & Art Bazaars & co-ordinate professional development nights.
January – February 2016 Gallery & Grind, Belmont
October 2015 Suspension Espresso, Islington
October 2014 Finite Gallery, Caves Beach
October 2013 Chocolate Hills – Tartuca Espresso Bar Bistro, Denman NSW
August 2013 Goodness Me Organics, Adamstown, NSW (organic café & grocer)
August 2017 The Stubborn Scorpio – Cafe and Art House, Cardiff
July 2016 Nirvana Imports, Cardiff
April-May 2017 The Bank Glass Gallery Bush to Beach Exhibition, Newcastle
April-May 2016 Ocean Blue Gallery, Belmont – End Of Year Clearance/Mothers Day Exhibition
October 2014 Hunter Arts Network’s Coastal Journeys Exhibition, Nobbys Lighthouse, Newcastle
February – March 2014 Opening exhibition, CStudios Art Gallery, Newcastle West
Achievements & Community Involvement
2013 Commissioned to paint an artwork of Newcastle, “Newcastle – vivid”, for the cover of Newcastle University Choir’s first CD
From 8 March 2013 Participated in Free Art Friday – Newcastle & generated great publicity
In 2012 Margo’s T-Shirt Design, The Line Up, made the final 20 in Redbubble’s SXSW T-shirt Competition for New York band The Big Sleep.
October 2011 Mattara Festival’s Inaugural Outdoor Art Exhibition – a 5×8 metre printed banner of “Look up in the Sky Tonight” was draped over Newcastle Panthers for several months. 10 buildings & 10 artists were selected for the art trail
Nov 2011 Featured as the Star Artist on the Australian Women’s Art Register site
2006 “Human Butterfly” selected for Lily Oncology Art Exhibition. A travelling exhibition from New York City to the Royal College of Art, London, England.
2005 Certificate of Participation, Artstart
2002 Certificate of Appreciation for participating in The Peoplescape project
1996 Designed and created two street banners for Victoria Street, Taree with local theme
2003 Mosaic Course
2000 Picture Framing Course
1997 High Achievement Award for Year 12 Visual Arts
1997 Placed in top 20% of NSW for Visual Arts in the HSC
Awards & Prizes
2013 Young Business Executive, Hunter Business Awards
2012 Top 20 in Redbubble’s T-shirt Design for The Big Sleep SXSW
2002 Jeans for Genes Day Art Competition, $30
2002 Wingham Show, Highly Commended, “Seashells 1”
2001 Taree Show Art Exhibition, Commended, “Fireworks by the Sea”
1997 Youth Week Poster for the Manning Valley, $100
1996-1997 Nabiac Show Art Exhibition, nine prizes
1993 Taree Students Art Exhibition, Highly Commended, “Kingfisher”
1992 Walkom-Manning Art Prize “Children of the Manning” Youth Award, “Wingham Brush”, $100
1985-1996The Sun-Herald $2500 in cash and prizes for submitting drawings
2005 “Sleep or Dream” was selected for the 2005 Lip Magazine calendar, Canberra
2003 Full A4 Page spread of “Emerging Human Butterfly” in Lip Magazine, Canberra
2002 One of the 100 out of 5000 chosen to have an extract and illustration of my life-size painted figure in The Peoplescape book, Canberra
“The cover of the Choir’s new CD is sensationally good. All th best. Ghilly Sullivan”
Artistic Director of Newcastle Festival Opera