Margriet Hogue

Medium: Mixed Media Abstract Artist

Artist Statement

I am always fascinated by being out in nature whether it’s in the mountains, in the country or by the ocean.  The contours of the land, the distressed surfaces and the colours of the different seasons are beautiful and I try to bring these into my art.

When I start a piece I generally don’t have a preconceived idea as to the end result but work intuitively,  about the only thing I have made a decision on is the colours to be used and those could change. I build up layers of paper and paint and these get sanded, gouged and scraped as I respond to what shows up from below. Since the lock down earlier last year I’ve been adding and or joining together different sized and depths of panels to add another dimension, and from time to time adding discarded objects found while out and about


Margriet Hogue is a mixed media abstract artist. She spent her formative years in Venezuela and the Netherlands before immigrating to Canada with her parents, initially to the east coast and a few years later out west.

Margriet has always been interested in working with textiles and studied textile and design at Old College and weaving at The Banff Centre of the Arts.  In 1989 she established her own needlework business that specializes in reproductions of museum samplers from Europe and North America as well as teaching workshops. Her involvement in the arts has extended into painting and she been taking workshops and courses over the past number of years.

Margriet’s work has been accepted into a number of juried shows, both in Canada and the US and has been featured in Creative Quarterly Magazine.

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