"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes." - Marcel Proust
Margaret Carpenter Arnett was born and educated in England and has lived most of her adult life in the western United States. Artist, therapist, teacher, writer, mother, and grandmother, she is an accomplished and talented artist working originally in watercolor, and now pastel, collage and mixed media.
Her award-winning watercolors are hanging in collections in England and throughout the United States. She has participated in juried and invitational shows in the northwest and had many successful one-woman shows. In 1984 she published her first book, Seasons of Change, a thoughtful blend of words and watercolors. She is currently represented by galleries in Seattle, Eastern Washington, and Joseph, Oregon.
Believing that art facilitates healing both through self-expression, and as a key to the unconscious mind, Margaret published “The Art of the Inner Journey” in 2012 based on a group she facilitated for many years. She has worked as an art therapist in medical settings and in the community at large for the past thirty years.
“To painting, writing, and therapy, Margaret brings the same philosophy, within her work there is strength, gentleness, reality and a special faith that good will prevail despite hardship. Her work is neither contrived nor overly conceived. She paints what she sees and feels in an uncommon manner.”
This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist