I am an Atlanta native who is blessed to express myself through my art. I began taking classes at The Lovett School and continued as an art major in college and graduated with a BS degree in Studio Art from Florida State University in 1985.
Using color, pattern, texture and different mediums, I have produced still life, landscapes, figurative pieces as well as abstract works. Over the past thirty years, these pieces have expressed the ever changing stages of my life, my emotions and my growth. My work has been sold to corporations, professional firms, organizations and a variety of private collectors, and can be seen in books and in magazines, as both a cover artist and as an illustrator.
For seven years, I was represented in a gallery in Atlanta, but after having three children, I chose to sell my work through commission. If you are interested in purchasing a painting or a drawing, please contact me through the Contact form.
Margo Owens Boden
ARTSPEAK New York, Summer 1992, Broom Street Gallery
Margo Owens Boden depicts the great indoors with lively wit in her intricately patterned still lifes, which are filled with their own unique energy. Boden paints in flat areas of brilliant hard edged color, creating jazzy, syncopated compositions, jam packed with expressively drawn household utensils that appear as antic as animated cartoon characters.
However, there is also great elegance of design in these deceptively cheery paintings. Boden uses color and pattern like a latter day Matisse. Her work also has something in common with that of the late Keith Haring, as well as Clayton Pond, in terms of adopting cartoonlike drawing to a higher aesthetic purpose.
One of Boden’s strongest acrylics on canvas is “The Teapot,” in which the object of the title is bright red and dominates the center of the composition. This is no easy feat, amid any number of other brilliantly bright, righteously patterned objects. The whole composition fairly jumps with joy.
“Goblets” is another terrific painting by Boden, with its more spaced out composition and slightly more subdued colors, tending to harmonious blues and violets.
Boden also shows ceramic pots that share a love of color and patterning with her paintings. Indeed, these cheery objects would look right at home in her paintings, particularly “Spinning Pottery,” one of her most characteristically busy compositions.
Margo Owens Boden is an artist whose joyful vision reminds us that the simplest objects can posses their own, sometimes slightly comic, beauty.