Studio Spellman

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COMMUNICATIONS STUDIO LED BY MARGO SPELLMAN

I’ve watched Margo grow from a good painter to quite an honest and powerful one.
— Peggy Zehring, Artist
She makes art really fun, creative, and exciting.
— Daniel, Age 9

Of "Collapse of the Colony" Gallery & Studio’s Maurice Taplinger wrote in Nov/Dec 2011-Jan 2012:

 Collapse of the Colony. Margo Spellman/Studio Spellman

Collapse of the Colony. Margo Spellman/Studio Spellman

“In the tradition of Kandinsky (and perhaps her fellow Northwesterners Mark Tobey and Morris Graves as well) Seattle artist Margo Spellman sees painting as a way to “excavate the truth.” With their softly diffused forms and shimmering colors, her paintings have a searching quality that rewards prolonged scrutiny, producing a meditative sense of calm in the viewer.”

Gallery & Studio's Byron Coleman in 2008: 

“Calls to mind not only Turner but that odd American visionary Albert Pinkham Ryder.”

“An abstract painter in the biomorphic tradition of Gorky and William Baziotes. “

“A powerful, neo-primitive presence akin to the best works of Rufino Tamayo.”

“That Spellman’s paintings are filled with allusions to the natural world lends them to a quality refreshingly unlike the “airlessness” …of much postmodern abstraction. The connection with nature is a vital one for Spellman, whose forms actually seem to bloom on the canvas like flowers in a garden…Often her compositions are quite baroque as a result of the flowing contours her natural shapes take. And the garden-like effect is furthered by her intrepidness as a colorist, which complements the sensuality of her shapes with a kindred chromatic sensuousness.”

 Studio Spellman

Studio Spellman

 Of "Distillation of a Dilemma" Gallery & Studio's Marie R. Pagano wrote in Nov/Dec/Jan 2014:         "...Sinuously fluent brushwork...a splendid synthesis of Western and Eastern techniques..."

 Margo Spellman

Margo Spellman