Margaret J. Raab (American, 1951- ) is an artist and art educator known for her landscapes, still lifes, florals/botanicals, architectural & industrial, pen & ink drawings and 3-D painting. Raab holds degrees in art, art history and education and has taught art to students from pre-school age to adults. She lived and worked in Buffalo, NY for most of her life and now resides near Los Angeles, CA. Her style of art evolved from her interest in merging contemporary and traditional art, which has been seen in numerous solo, juried and open exhibits in both Los Angeles and in Western New York. Her artwork can be found in private collections internationally and in the United States.
My style of work is realistic and my subject matter is diverse. I paint objects and nature that I find beautiful and interesting. Detail is an important element in my work. Often it is the detail within or surrounding an object that magnifies its uniqueness. My intention is to generate recognition of how each detail of an object or nature contribute to our experiences and relationship with nature and the objects that surround us. My goal is to create beautiful images that engage the viewer on many levels. My hope is that you, as the viewer, will enjoy my work and that on some level it will resonate with you.
Memberships/Associations: Los Angeles Art Association, Los Angeles, CA; Thousand Oaks Art Association, Thousand Oaks, CA; Pasadena Society of Artists, Pasadena, CA; California Art Club, Pasadena, CA; Ventura County Arts Council, Ventura, CA; Buffalo Society of Artists, Buffalo, NY; Western New York Artists Group, Buffalo, NY;
Awards/Honors: The James Ackley McBride Landscape Award for her oil on board painting “Verdant Web” at the Pasadena Society of Artists 95th Annual Juried Exhibition, November 7-December 31, 2020, Pasadena, CA; Honorable Mention for her oil on board painting “Haughty” at the “124th Catalogue Exhibition of the Buffalo Society of Artists”, September 11-October 10, 2020, Kenan House Gallery/Kenan Center, Lockport, NY;
Artist Website: margaretraab.com
(Sources: The artist’s website; pasadenanow.com, online article, “The Pasadena Society of Artists Announces Prizes Awarded During 95th Annual Juried Exhibition”, December 29, 2020; bsacalls.com, online past exhibition info, “124th Catalogue Exhibition of the Buffalo Society of Artists”, September 11-October 10, 2020, Kenan House Gallery/Kenan Center, Lockport, NY; burchfieldpenneyartcenter.org; spokeo.com.)