6 New Artworks by Margo Humphries

I’ve just uploaded 6 new artworks to my gallery:

“Womb”, acrylic on paper, 2009, by Margo Humphries:

Womb – Margo Humphries

“Fireworks 2”, acrylic on paper, 2009, by Margo Humphries:

Fireworks 2 – Margo Humphries

“Tlaquepaque Mexico”, acrylic on paper, 2009, by Margo Humphries:

Tlaquepaque Mexico – Margo Humphries

“Elves & Fairies”, watercolour & pencil on paper, 1995, by Margo Humphries:

Elves & Fairies – Margo Humphries

“Night Stalkers at Dusk”, watercolour & pencil on paper, 1995, by Margo Humphries:

Night Stalkers at dusk – Margo Humphries

“Sea Shells 3”, acrylic on canvas, 2009, by Margo Humphries:

Sea Shells 3 – Margo Humphries

Margo Humphries Debut Solo Exhibition

The debut solo exhibition by local Newcastle artist, Margo Humphries, is being held next month at Goodness Me Organics, Adamstown from 1 to 31 August 2013.


All artworks will be for sale. The exhibition compliments the café which boasts tasty all day brekky, lunch, smoothies, sweet treats and more plus quality organic ingredients to deliver a great coffee experience every time.


Goodness Me Organics is located at 617-621 Glebe Rd, Adamstown (Cnr Date St)

& is open Mon – Fri 8.30am – 5.30pm. Sat 9am – 3pm. Parking available in nearby Date Street Carpark. Visit http://goodnessmeorganics.com.au/


Margo was born in Taree & moved to Newcastle in 2003 when she was 23 years old. In 2009 Margo & her partner Matthew established their own business, Kasarn Designs, named after their daughter.


From an early age Margo always enjoyed drawing & painting & has found it to be a form of meditation where she enters into another world & feels relaxed & focused. When Margo was only 12 she entered the Walkom-Manning Art Prize where she won the “Children of the Manning” Youth Award with “Wingham Brush”.


Margo taught herself to paint by studying books and other artists’ styles.  Margo has developed her own style, painting many different subjects & experimenting with different techniques. Margo has experimented with different media, including watercolour & oil but prefers to work with acrylic. Margo is passionate about art & displaying her colourful abstract & landscape paintings. Margo’s visual vocabulary has made her known for her painterly style & vibrant 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 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. Also last year Margo joined the Hunter Arts Network committee as their “Social Media Guru” & helps in promoting their quarterly Art Bazaars.


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.

Margo Humphries Debut Solo Exhibition at Goodness Me Organics, Adamstown
Margo Humphries Debut Solo Exhibition at Goodness Me Organics, Adamstown

SOLD! Two paintings

Here’s my two paintings in their new location which I sold at our garage & art sale on 22 June 2013 – “Green Swirls” diptych & “Surging & Rushing”

Here’s my two paintings in their new location which I sold at our garage & art sale on 22 June 2013 – “Green Swirls” diptych & “Surging & Rushing”:
Here’s my two paintings in their new location which I sold at our garage & art sale on 22 June 2013 – “Green Swirls” diptych & “Surging & Rushing”:

Winter Art Bazaar Success Yesterday

What a huge success Winter Art Bazaar was yesterday at Maitland Regional Art Gallery. We were so lucky to have so much sunshine & I also sold three paintings!

Here’s my stall:

Margo Humphries of Kasarn Designs stall at Winter Art Bazaar at Maitland Regional Art Gallery on 9 June 2013
Margo Humphries of Kasarn Designs stall at Winter Art Bazaar at Maitland Regional Art Gallery on 9 June 2013

Free Art in Newcastle tomorrow!

It’s Friday tomorrow! That’s means there’ll be FREE ART in Newcastle! There’ll be a few of us Hunter Arts Network members giving you plenty of chances to find something to keep for FREE! Here’s the drawing I’ll be dropping, stay tuned for clues: https://www.facebook.com/FAFNewcastle?fref=ts

AND remember to see more of our work this Sunday at Art Bazaar Maitland!

“Flowers – vivid” by Margo Humphries Find it & keep it for free in Free Art Friday – Newcastle on Friday 7 June 2013

Icing decoration on birthday cake

Here’s how we decorated the icing on our daughter’s birthday cake – Jackson Pollock/The Block style!


We invented a new concept for icing decoration for our daughter’s birthday cake. We drilled two holes in the top of a funnel & tied a piece of string to each hole. Then rolled up a piece of baking paper & placed in the centre of the funnel. You can then pour jelly crystals or sugar coloured with food colouring through the funnel & let it swing like a pendulum to achieve the random design inspired by Jackson Pollock & recently seen on The Block

New idea for icing decorating
New idea for icing decorating

Mega Garage Sale & Art Show

Great bargains & Free stuff!

Toys, mens wear, maternity wear, homewares, furniture, cookware, electrical, general household, baby items, collectibles & more

Original paintings by local artist Margo Humphries. Ready to hang canvases & framed works on paper. Colourful landscapes, abstracts & variety of subjects. Works from $20 to $350

7AM – 4PM

Licensing now available

All images of my work are available for Licensing. A licensing request needs to be sent to Viscopy. For Viscopy to be able to issue a licence please supply the following information to viscopylicensing@copyright.com.au:

– Name of the artist: Margo Humphries
– Title of the work/s: eg “Lansdowne Escarpment”
– Your company/organisation
– Title of the publication/product
– Will you be reproducing the art work in full or will you be using a detail? Cropped or detail uses require Viscopy to seek prior approval from the copyright holder
– Distribution territory – Australia and New Zealand or worldwide? Our licensing generally covers Australia and New Zealand, and worldwide for online uses. Additional territory loadings may apply
– Duration of licence (1 year, 5 years etc)
– Print run of the publication/product
– For books; is it an interior or cover page? Cover pages are charged at a higher rate because of the exposure of the work. If interior, what is the size of the reproduction – full page, quarter page etc?
– Will there also be an e-publication or CD-Rom version of any printed material?
– For online uses: how long will the image(s) be online and the website address? We generally license online uses for one year. What is the context of how the work will be used- on the homepage, promoting a collection, editorial content or advertising use?

– Do you need permission for any other associated uses (eg. for the art work to be used in an advertising campaign)?


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Arctic Voodoo by Margo Humphries
Arctic Voodoo by Margo Humphries



Peoplescape – Canberra

I participated in the original Peoplescape installation at Parliament House for the 2001 Centenary of Federation, & this year, from 25 March to 26 April, The University Of Canberra will create UCPeoplescape on the Bruce campus Concourse, to mark its 45th birthday during the 2013 Centenary of Canberra:

Here’s the excerpt from the 2001 Peoplescape book of my Mary Reiby figure, do you know anyone else who also participated?