The Art Of Margaret Warfield

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a gallery wrapped canvas?

A gallery-wrap canvas is a canvas that doesn't have any visible staples or nails holding the fabric (canvas) to the stretchers on the sides. Quite often with a gallery-wrap canvas, the edges are painted and the painting hung unframed.


What medium (paint) do you use?

I use Acrylic paints. 

What are the characteristic of Acrylic paint?

Acrylic paint is a fast-drying paint containing pigment suspension in acrylic polymer emulsion. Acrylic paints can be diluted with water, but become water-resistant when dry. Depending on how much the paint is diluted (with water) or modified with acrylic gels, media, or pastes, the finished acrylic painting can resemble a watercolor or an oil painting, or have its own unique characteristics not attainable with other media.


Where inspires you to paint/ create art ?

I paint/ create art for a number of reason. The main reason is, the creation process allows me to experience the, "What ifs in life". For example: When I first starting using Acrylic paints I was told that I could not use them on water-color paper. My thoughts, "What if?", So I tried using Acrylics on water-color paper and the end results was beautiful. 

I, also,am inspired to create art because it Is my passion. I am addicted to the creative process. 

The process of bringing my thoughts to life is what brings me alive. This escaping into a world that allows me to delve into the: what ifs, the bazaar, the beautiful and the thought provoking world that art provides, motivates me. 


What is polymer clay and why do you use them?

Polymer clay is a pliable, blend-able polymer compound for artists and crafters. It's not clay that is composed of mud. Polymer clay is composed of fine particles of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) suspended in plasticizer - but it can be used much like clay.

I use polymer clay, to make my line of wear-able art, because of its versatility. The clay is available in dozens of colors and they blend together like paint without losing their inherent color. In addition the finished product is light weight and each bead is slightly different, due to the way the clay's are mixed.