Margaret Klappstein
Art Aspects

MARGARET KLAPPSTEIN

Margaret was born in the Peace River country of Northern Alberta and became interested in art at an early age. 

She recalls with fondness, the changing seasons in the Peace  and tributes her rural upbringing for the love of nature and rural people that are reflected in her paintings. 

She has also completed several murals in the city of Edmonton and the County of Strathcona, including the murals for the African Suites at Fantasyland Hotel ,the 2000 Alberta Winter Games , the murals at Ardrossan and Fultonvale arenas. 

Gallery shows include Spotlight Gallery, Spectrum Gallery, Madsen Studios, Eagle Gallery, Kamena Gallery, Ash Street. She is a member and a past president of the Art Society of Strathcona County,  She served as Visual Arts Coordinator for the 2000 Alberta Winter Games. Margaret paints with passion and tries to represent different moods in her paintings. 

Margaret has taken art courses through the University of Alberta, U of A Extension and has completed workshops with Mike Svob, Ron Ranson, Brent Laycock, Arleta Pech,  Jack Reid, Jerry Heine, Charles Spratt, Brian Atyeo, Jim Adrain, Arne Westerman, David Keiller, Eileen Rocher-Sutton , Willie Wong and Gene Prokop,  Linda Kemp, Tom Lynch,  Xin Yu Zheng, Doug Swinton and Keith Bond.  Continuously striving to improve her technique she continues to take workshops and courses to upgrade her skills.  

Although she works in all mediums her favorites are oils and watercolors.  She received the Pride of Strathcona award in 2002.