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Lives and works in Santa Barbara, CA
Hugh Margerum works with oil paint on canvas, paper, and monotypes. He creates abstract images that explore relationships of scale, figure and ground, and most of all color. They are abstract interpretations of things that happen in nature. He explains that Utilizing the romantic nature of oil paint, exploiting the qualities unique to the medium; the lush color and two-dimensional plasticity -- I’m able to express feelings, thoughts, and impressions that have arisen as a result of my research in the field.
Hugh Margerum’s works are represented in many private and corporate art collections.