Margie M. Rigney, "a painter in progress", is an artist located in Georgetown, Kentucky. Her artwork is based on her love for the outdoors and nature, while also being inspired and influenced by photographers and other local Kentucky artists. While a large amount of her paintings focus on the use of acrylic paint, she also involves the use of other mediums such as pen and india ink, charcoal, graphite, watercolors and oil paint, sometimes mixing the mediums. Some common themes and subjects found in Margie's artwork are treescapes, abstracts, depiction of animals such as equine related, koi fish, cattle, etc. and portraits. Her creative process can include obtaining inspiration from photos, other works of art, where her goal will be to try to finish the art work in one sitting, as she believes sometimes when you do not finish the artwork but leave it and come back to it, it can look as if two different people were working on it.
Attending school at the University of Kentucky originally studying journalism, Margie changed her focus and studies to the fine arts area during her college career. After being a columnist, an author of two published books, art has remained a main focus in her life.
Today Margie is also an owner of "Artfully Fabulous!", a business that setups for one day at gallery events, allowing all different types of artist to present, display, and sell their artwork to the community, and at the same time establish a relationship with the public through art. Margie reaches different audiences through participating in a variety of galleries, charity auctions and local events, such as in the past, Taste of Georgetown, and Scotts County Human Society, and going to local schools for meet and greets to talk about art and conduct art projects with the students. Her art work can be viewed through her online blog (link to her blog found above) "Secondary Colors ~ Acrylics and Artwork by Margie M. Rigney", and through her own studio "The Eccentric Artist Studio" (link to studio's Facebook page found above).
"One of my biggest things to get out there is that art is for everybody"
Margie M. Rigney