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MG FERGUSON
IMAGES ABOUT THE ARTIST

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"Sun Over the Matanzas"
Watercolor on 300lb paper
22"X32"; 2012

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"Winter's Storm on Wesley Lake"
Watercolor on handmade paper
18"X18"; 2013

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"Bouganvillia and an Old Iron Gate"; Watercolor on handmade paper; 10"X13"; 2011

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"Sun Over the Matanzas"
Watercolor on 300lb paper
5"X8"; 2011


ARTIST STATEMENT

I have always felt that if there's one thing I am meant to do, it is to paint.

Art has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. While pursuing a degree in fine art from Flagler College, I was greatly influenced by Emmit Fritz, a local artist with whom I often encountered painting the scenes of St Augustine. Fritz was a great inspiration and it was in those days that I fell in love with painting. My favorite time to paint is early in the morning when the streets are empty and the sun rises. It's very spiritual. My "Matanzas” and “Tent City” series are studies of how light affects the scene. I try to capture this feeling in my work. Sometimes I will paint a scene over and over again, each time resulting in a different look or feel. I am always finding inspiration in my surroundings.

While in college I explored various art mediums, watercolor being my favorite. Early in my career I painted only with oils and have a deep appreciation for them. Currently my primary medium of choice is watercolor. I love the spontaneity of the wet on wet technique. It takes a lot of patience but can be so rewarding. I typically use 300 pound paper as it works best with this approach. My favorite material is handmade watercolor paper for its delicate and unique look. I love the deckle edges and enjoy the look and character of the finished work when it's mounted.

Painting is a journey that provides me with a determination to learn, create, and express myself. I am very proud of my style and excited to see it evolve. I have admired many artists and studied with several painters. That said, I feel I can truly call my style my own, which is most important to me. It is very rewarding when someone recognizes my work and genuinely likes my paintings.

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