"My style of art is based on Symbolism which puts emphasis on emotions, feelings, ideas, and subjectivity rather than realism. My subjects personally express my own ideologies, particularly the belief that what I convey in each piece of art, have the power to reveal the truth within."
Margaret Levin-Oster, aka Ferraro, was born in Brazil and raised in a family of artists who immigrated to the United States of America in 1959, making New York their home state. She began her art studies at the High School of Art and Design in New York and the California College of the Arts (formerly California College of Arts and Crafts) Oakland, California.
Margaret furthered her art study in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with Brazilian and German Masters, private tutors from the Escola of Belas Artes, but pursued a career in Marketing and Advertising, making fine arts a hobby in which she experimented with an array of mediums and techniques until she fell in love with the airbrush. Margaret received her artistic inspirations in both Brazil and the United States where she lived for short periods of time. In 1985, she was residing in New Jersey where she created a collection titled La Mystérieux which was published and distributed nationwide and abroad. Her collection was displayed at the New York Art Expo, sponsored by her publisher, Scafa Art Tornabene Publishing Company. Her Unicorn Fantasy Art was also published in limited edition Bradford Collectible Plates.
Margaret is best known as Ferraro which immediately links her to one of the finest airbrush artists of her generation. Margaret moved to New Mexico in 1996 where once again she shifted her career into portraying her airbrush fantasy art in a different surface, that being motorcycles and lowrider cars. Her work has won Best of Show in motorcycle exhibits and Best International Low Rider Mural Artist in Las Vegas, NV. She became the airbrush wiz among her clients, peers and was featured on several national and international magazine publications. Margaret recently began painting on canvas once again, still using her airbrush techniques and once again transporting herself into her fantasy world, yet focusing on ethereal visionary artworks which emphasize on dynamic human emotions.
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