Issue #3 of the 2016 The Decorative Painter magazine is in the mail! Over the next few weeks, we’ll introduce you to the artists in the current issue and share the inspiration behind their finished projects.
This week, meet Margit Hartl!
In 1980, Margit Hartl walked into her town’s library to look at a collection of painted items. Never before had she seen a decorated peach basket. Then she saw a cut and pierce technique lampshade and discovered theorem art, styles totally new to her.
She had a friend who collected fine art, and when she saw a new abstract piece of art in his office, Margit asked what made him purchase it. He answered, “It startled my mind and I just had to have it.” That is what happened to her when she saw the collection of painted items in the library. She just had to have it!
Over the years, Margit has had much fun since her first encounter with painting. She combined her fine art background with decorative art, had the pleasure to study with many fine teachers, and has taught at every Conference at least once in the United States.
Now, she hopes her project, “Ornamental Showcase”, will give you something to think about. Her friend paid $40,000 for his abstract mind startler. In the case of this design in her favorite painting magazine, The Decorative Painter, the price is right.