Margit Sampogna paints in oils primarily and has been heavily influenced by the Renaissance, Dutch masters and European painters of the 19thcentury. Her subject matter reflects her personal encounters in her daily life be it birds, animals, nature or interesting "stuff" that evoke personal memories. A botanical theme is frequently observed reflecting her passion for the natural world and its preservation. She enjoys realism as a painting style as she is captivated by the effect of light on form and colour.
Her painting of the “Bloodroot” was chosen to be included in the publication: “Oakridge’s Moraine, Connecting with Nature”, Artists preserving the Moraine with Paint – The publication raised thousand dollars for the Moraine preservation efforts.
She participates in many juried shows and won an award from the prestigious Post Office and BT Art Club in London England; recognized as the oldest art club in England and acknowledged by the royal family.
She offered art courses in 2012 and 2014 in the summer arts program at Loyalist College in Belleville, Ontario and currently offers private instruction in her studio.
Her work can be found in private collections in Canada, USA, England, Australia and Germany.
Founding member of Kaleidoscope; East Humber River Artists in Toronto
Artists for Conservation
Founding member of Get Real Artists
- Heinzman House Art Show and Sale (juried) 2018
- Annual Art Exhibit, London England 2012-2018
- Keeping it Real, Dundas Museum, 2017
- ARA New Masters Exhibits at the Carrier Gallery, Toronto, 2014-2016
- Artworld, 2012-2015
- Aurora Skylight Gallery, 2008
- Beaux Art Juried Exhibition, 2011
- Buckhorn Fine Arts Festival 2015
- Creek Conservation Centre, 2009
- Dan’s Antiques 2012 to 2015
- Galleria 814, 2014
- King Museum, 2008-2009
- King Studio Tour, 2006-2012, 2014
- Schomberg Street Gallery Show, 2009, 2010
- Todmorden Mills, 2007
Margit has always been a strong supporter of local conservation efforts including preservation of existing green space and coexisting with local wildlife. She has a special interest in birds and sharing this passion with friends and neighbours in an effort to educate and spread the word about strategies to sustain healthy bird populations.
She is happy to contribute a percentage of her sales to conservation efforts.