Originally from the UK, Maggie Golinski has lived in Texas since 2007. She works primarily in alcohol inks, inks and acrylics as well as resin. She thinks of herself as an intuitive painter, hates a white canvas and loves the vibrancy of colours to be found in nature. Her love of colour means that her abstracts are bright and full of movement. The fast-changing weather of Texas provides the dramatic colourful skies which are the current inspiration for her landscape art. Always colourful, often atmospheric and ever changing, cloud formations and the sky are the focal point in her vibrant, energy filled paintings..
She’s an active member of the Irving Art Club, the McKinney Art Club, the McKinney Art and Music Guild, the McKinney Creatives and many other local art organizations as well as the Resin Artists Community. She often feels that prior to moving to Texas her art was a solitary venture but when she moved to Texas she “found her tribe”.
You can view her art at the McKinney Art Studio in Downtown McKinney, TX , Orisons Gallery, McKinney and online via Saatchi Art.
Having won her first painting competition at age seven, she does not enter art competitions often, but most recently her painting Remembrance was awarded the prize for Best Minimalist painting in the Collin County Art Show of 2016.
Maggie loves to get involved in local art events such as the McKinney Unique by Nature and McKinney Art Club competitions, Arts in Bloom Festival and the Annual McKinney Art Studio Tour (MAST). She coordinates and regularly takes part in “Second Saturday’s” where the McKinney Art community come together to promote all art mediums at various local studios and venues such as Tupps Brewery and the Farmers Market when they are hosting their monthly artist weekends coordinated through MAST.
She is fascinated by art and spend a lot of time in art galleries. She says “I’m one of those annoying people who stands and stares for a long time and I always has to have my hands in my pockets because I want to touch the art (not often encouraged in museums and galleries).”
A member of the International Society of Acrylic Painters and the Visual Arts League of Allen she teaches mixed media, acrylics and alcohol ink painting in Allen, Frisco and Little Elm, TX.
I grew up in a small railway town in the south west of England surrounded by rolling hills, ancient pathways, iron age hill forts and mystical monolith circles. I spent my summers at my family’s farm on the outskirts of Krakow where colourful folk art, Polish culture and Krakowian legends such as the smok (dragon) under walls of the Wawel castle filled my imagination and were depicted in my early forays into art.
Since 2007 I have lived in the Dallas area, calling McKinney home, where I enjoy being part of the thriving and inspiring art community.
I’m a firm believer that art should not have to match your decor and I love to incorporate vibrant colours and abstract shapes and concepts into my paintings. Nothing makes me happier than painting and being creative; to me art should be joyfully vivid and fun.
My personal mantra is the quote “I make art to show my soul that I am listening.”
I work mostly in acrylics, inks and resins but occasionally clay and mixed media. I take joy in creating colourful artworks that represent what I see around me and in nature. I love the alchemy of inks and the flexibility of acrylics. I paint every day and view painting as a powerful intuitive, spiritual and creative practice.
Send emails to MaggieGolinskiArt@gmail.com
Invitational Exhibition – Orisons Gallery 2015
McKinney Art Studio Tour 2015, 2016, 2017
Winner Best Minimalist (Abstract) McKinney Art Club Art Annual Art Show 2015
Unique by Nature Juried Art Exhbition 2017
The Figure Exhibition – The Cove, McKinney 2017
Exhibition – The Martin Place, Mckinney 2017