Denman art exhibition finished with great results

Rainbow Grapes - Tartuca Espresso table

My exhibition at Tartuca Espresso, Denman, finished yesterday.

I sold this “Roots of the City” painting at the exhibition!

Roots of the City by Margo Humphries
Roots of the City by Margo Humphries






As a thank you for letting each artist hold their exhibition there each month, the cafe has each artist paint one of their tables each month. This is the painting I painted on my table. It is called “Rainbow Grapes” & is of a local Upper Hunter winery:

Rainbow Grapes - Tartuca Espresso table
Rainbow Grapes – Tartuca Espresso table





Here I am with the table at the cafe:
Table at cafe


Italian Tapas Night & Art Exhibition at Denman this month

Book now for the next Italian Tapas night at Tartuca Espresso Bar Bistro, Denman on Saturday 12 October. This will be another extraordinary night filled with great food from another region of Italy, while viewing my solo art exhibition on display at Tartuca this month, & delightful music by Suspex! 21c Ogilvie St, Denman, Upper Hunter. Phone 6547 1030


New Arts Zine – I am the Featured Artist for my Denman Exhibition

Eric & Robyn Werkhoven proudly launched their email ARTS ZINE on 1 October 2013. For the first monthly issue of STUDIO LA PRIMITIVE ARTS ZINE please email

I appear in the first edition as the featured artist for my current exhibition at Denman!

Artists and writers are welcome to make submissions related to the Arts & subscribers are welcome to forward the Arts Zine on to other arts lovers Visit their website

Social Life Magazine interview for Denman exhibition

Social/Life Magazine Newcastle interviewed me yesterday for my current exhibition at Chocolate Hills – Tartuca Espresso Bar Bistro !!!margo-october-exhibition/c13wr

Is there a particular theme for your paintings displayed at the exhibition? and if so why?
A strong point for my first exhibition in the Upper Hunter is it’s diverse subject & style. The exhibition has a loose theme if any but this has helped in unifying the space in creating an unexpected and total environment in which to view the paintings, the exhibition & venue are in concert!

While not sticking to any one categorization – oscillating between surrealism, realism, abstract & expressionism, the works address topics that are genuinely specific to painting, such as light and composition, & colour which relies on precise calibration and subtle shifts in hue and tone to achieve its impact. I think this makes the exhibition unavoidably take up the space in a fabulous way and be in conversation with one another. I’m sure if they could talk I’d like to think my paintings could sing from the walls!

Where do you get your inspiration from?
Seeing other artistic or creative content is inspiring & leads me to paint more, whether it is a real subject or a vision that has flashed into my head. Nature also inspires me, as well as anything that can result in a happy, joyful or cheerful composition.

What kind of materials did you use to create the paintings?
I will use almost anything to achieve the desired finishes, including trimming paint brushes to pretty much only one bristle, skewers, sponges, toothbrushes, shaving brushes, & even eyebrow brushes! I have created a mixture of works on both canvas & paper. I’ve used watercolour & oil but mostly paint with acrylic. More recently I’ve found ink to be a great medium so stay tuned for the unveiling of these works!

Do you have a favourite object, view or theme you enjoy painting?
My work varies a lot from traditional to bringing forth experimental artistic approaches. I paint to my own taste & while not having one classification I draw more attention to the bright, colourful, vibrant, & mostly graphic elements. Topics vary from landscapes, nature, still lifes to abstract.

What do you love about art the most?
I enjoy the journey painting takes me on & the satisfaction when complete. What painting can be is about exploring, escaping, expanding & expressing. I’ve presented a generous body of work locally & having an ambition to produce so much more creativity can only broaden the audience & it’s a great feeling knowing that it is being appreciated.

Art Exhibition at Denman in October

My current solo exhibition is being held right now for the entire month of October at Chocolate Hills – Tartuca Espresso Bar Bistro, 21c Ogilvie St, Denman! Open Mon-Fri 7.30am-4.30pm; Sat-Sun 8am-4pm. If you’re travelling on the Golden Highway in these school holidays this is a great place to visit for breakfast, lunch, coffee or cake!

Here’s the photos: