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Portfolio of
 Margaret Brezden 

Langley, B.C.
Canada

Media Type(s):
    Oils & Acrylics
Mixed Media
Photography
Digital

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Galleries in Portfolio:

B & W Photos - Images From Our Past
Commercial Photography
Digital Botanical Prints
Digital Photographic Art
Fine Art Photography
Hand Colored Photographs
Still Life Photographs
Vintage Automobile Photographs
Winter in the Cariboo
 
         

"Natures Way" by Margaret Brezden

Artist Statement

My photography has helped me visualize a small part of my heritage and has enabled me to perpetuate a life style that few of us would have endured. After seeing Jill Enfieldís hand-colored images I knew that by using her hand-coloring technique with my heritage images it would give them a look of aged beauty that a regular colored image would never convey to the viewer.

My other passion is viewing things from a different perspective, moving in close to my subject in order to show the intricate design and form that we normally donít notice. These images are in complete contrast to my other work because they are often graphic in color and design.

My work has been accepted in numerous local juried art and photography exhibitions and in 1995 I had work exhibited at the B.C. Arts Festival. I have had my images published in Camera Canada Magazine, Beautiful B.C., Photo Digest, Apogee Online Magazine and in Miracle Gro's Encyclopedia of Plant Care.


Biography

I grew up in a small farming community in the Lower Fraser Valley in British Columbia. In High School i majored in Art but after graduating I didn't pursue Art as a career. It wasnt until 1988 that I became serious about photography and entered a juried exhibition and had my first piece accepted.

I then immersed myself into my work and through reading and talking to fellow photographers I learned the skill of hand coloring black and white images and sold my first Limited Edition prints at another juried exhibition. I continue to work and experiment in numerous photographic mediums and many of my works are in private collections within Canada and the United States.


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JURIED EXHIBITIONS

2007: "Art 2007" Juried Art Exhibition Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, B.C. - Triptec "Floral Intimacy"

2007: Langley Centennial Museum & Exhibition Centre Foyer Art. Hand-colored works exhibited, "Time Worn" "Wark-Dumais House" "End of an Era" and "Ruins."

2006: "Beyond Belief" juried Photography Exhibition - Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, B.C. - "Simplicity" Award - 2nd Place

2006: "Art 2006" Juried Art Exhibition Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, B.C. - Digitally Hand colored Photo Composite "Surviving the Depression"

1996: "Valley Fine Arts '96" Maple Ridge, B.C. - Hand-colored Photo Essay "Oh For No Light" Honorable Mention

1995: "Valley Fine Arts'95" National Exhibition Centre, Fort Langley, B.C. - Hand-colored Photo "Old Country Store"

1995: "Images and Objects XIII" B.C. Festival of the Arts, Kamloops, B.C. - Hand-Colored Photo "Old Country Store"

1995: "Precious Places Exhibition" National Exhibition Centre, Fort Langley, B.C. - Hand-colored photo "A Forgotten Era" - Best in Show Award

1995: CAPA "B.C. Print Challenge '95 - B&W photo "Prairie Relic" Chosen as one of the top 30 to tour B.C. in a travelling exhibition.

1994: "Valley Fine Arts'94" Chilliwack Arts Centre, Chilliwack, B.C. - Hand-colored photo "Forever Parked"

1994: "Langley Originals Fine Arts '94" National Exhibition Centre, Fort Langley, B.C. - Hand-colored photo "Natures Way"

1993: "Precious Places Exhibition" National Exhibition Centre - Hand-colored Photo "Michaud House" Sepia Toned B&W Photo "Milk Cans" B&W photo "End of an Era" Special Award

1993: CAPA "B.C. Print Challenge '93" - B&W photo "Flywheel" This photograph was one of the top 30 to tour B.C. in a travelling exhibition.

1992: "Valley Fine Arts '92" Mission Leisure Centre, Mission, B.C. - B&W photo "Flywheel"

1992: "Foyer Exhibit" National Exhibition Centre, Fort Langley, B.C. - 5 Hand-colored photos - "High and Dry", "Wark/Dumais House", "Birches", "Roadside Barn" and "Hatcreek Homestead"

1991: "Valley Fine Arts '91" Chilliwack Arts Centre, Chilliwack, B.C. - Hand-colored photo "Humble Memories" and "The Town Pump"

1991: "Exhibition of Contemporary Art" National Exhibition Centre, Fort Langley, B.C. - 5 Hand-colored Photos "Humble Memories", "Weathered Remains", "Hay Loft", "Cariboo Corral" and "The Town Pump"

Included in this same exhibition as part of the juried selection from the LCC were B&W photos "Dandelions and Old Fence" and "Flywheel"

1990: "Photographer '90 Juried Photographic Exhibition" Robson Square Media Centre, Vancouver, B.C. - 5 Hand-colored Prints "Cariboo Corral", "Root Cellar", "Hatcreek Homestead" "Ruins" and "Secured"

1990: New Westminster Public Library Exhibit, New Westminster, B.C. - Photo Chosen from "Photographer '90 Juried Photographers Exhibition - "Hatcreek Homestead"

1990: "Arts '90 Juried Exhibition" Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, B.C.- B&W photo "Hideaway"

1990: "Valley fine Arts '90" National Exhibition Centre, Fort Langley, B.C. - B&W photo "Doors of Yore"

1990: "Langley Fine Arts '90" National Exhibition Centre, Fort Langley, B.C. - Hand-colored photos "Old Feeder". "Forgotten Bucket" and "Lochiel School"

1989: "Valley Fine Arts Juried Exhibition" National Exhibition Centre, Fort Langley, B.C. - Hand-colored Photo "Ruins" Honorable Mention

1989: "B.C. Print Competition" B&W Photo "Triad" 7th place and Honorable Mention. This print was in the top 30 to tour B.C. in a travelling exhibition.

1989: "Arts 89 Juried Exhibition" B&W Photo "King P"

1989: "Annual Print Competition- APAC 1989" Abbotsford Photographic Arts Club Seminar, Abbotsford, B.C.

B&W Photos "Doors of Yore" 2nd place
"Cariboo Corral" Honorable Mention
"Root Cellar" Honorable Mention
Color Slide " High and Dry" Honorable Mention

1988: "Yesterday Juried Exhibition" Douglas College, New Westminster, B.C. - Hand-colored photo "Weathered Remains"

1988: "Langley Fine Arts Juried Exhibition" National Exhibition Centre, Fort Langley, B.C. - B&W photo "Days Gone By"

PUBLISHED WORKS

2005: Miracle Grow Guide to Growing Delicious Vegetables, Fruits & Herbs and Encyclopedia of Plant Care - Photograph "Black Knot"

1995: Photo Digest - Article/Photographs "Memories"

1995: Learning in Langley - Cover Photograph "Grandpa's Barn"

1995 Beautiful British Columbia - Photograph "Patenaude House"

1991: Camera Canada - Article/Photographs "Capturing a Memory" -

1991: Holiday Maker - Photograph "High and Dry"


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