I received an AAS degree from the Fashion Institute of America in 1952, and since that time have worked as a textile designer, a
print maker, book illustrator, and now, a free lance artist. I have Signature membership in the Pastel Society of America, the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, and membership in several other pastel societies, as well as being a juried member of the Salmagundi Club in New York City. I show my pastel landscapes, which I have painted in many states of the U.S., and in England and Italy. I have also been juried into almost every National and International Pastel show in the country, and have won prizes in many of them, including the Pastel Society of America show, and the International Assosiation of Pastel Societies.
My galleries include: The Artful Deposit, Bordentown, N.J. and
The James Yarosh gallery in Holmdel, N.J.
My website is: margelevineart.com
The paradox of my work derives from my belief that while it is important to capture precisely the details of what I observe in nature, my primary effort is to capture the way what I am observing, makes me feel - the atmosphere more than the detail., although they should not be incompatible. As I work in nature, I somehow find the most ordinary details of a landscape
beautiful and remarkable, and I try to represent the experience of that discovery in different ways in each of my paintings. To my
eye, nature itself can be a gorgeous, intricate and moving design.
b. 1934, Brooklyn, New York
Lives and works in Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey