Margaret Ramberg's chosen medium for the past eighteen years has been oil paint and mix media. Drawing on past experiences of rural life and family history has inspired her rich and thick textured surfaces. Margaret's fascination with aerial photography has influenced her signature paintings. The organization of farm land and water forms has driven her paintings.
Margaret grew up watching her mother work on numerous quilts, afghans and embroidery. The memory of her mother and her love for fiber work plays a important role in her paintings and mix media work. Hand stitching, machine stitching and vintage fabrics all play a role within a painting.
Pottery has became important within the past eight years with her creative work. Being able to construct beautiful and functional pottery that people will enjoy. This medium also allowed her to incorporate imargery of nature and the past influences of rural life. Hand building and using the surface techniques of Mishima, stamping and stenciling allows Margaret to incorporate her own drawings onto her pieces. Margaret also enjoys teaching pottery to her High School classes where she gets to inspire her to students.
When not working in her home studio, Margaret can be found teaching at Seaman High School, inspiring students in Pottery, Painting & Mix Media and Digital art. A graduate from the University of Kansas with a BFA in painting and MFA in painting, she currently lives in Topeka Kansas with her husband, and two sons both currently in college.