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26-1/2 x 22 inches
Watercolor byMargaret Graham Kranking

MARGARET GRAHAM KRANKING, SW

3504 Taylor St., Chevy Chase MD 20815-4022
website: www.spectrumgallery.org

Capturing the quality of light is the motivating force behind the paintings of Margaret Graham Kranking. For this result, she has chosen the medium of watercolor for its vibrancy and spontaneity. An enthusiastic outdoor painter, she has traveled the coast from Campobello Island, New Brunswick, to the Carolinas, as well as the terrain of Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.

Her work reflects her fascination with the effects of sunlight on daily life, - in rural or city scenes, or in intimate Interior views. As the sun moves on its course, it strikes areas with moments of dramatic light moments she seeks to portray with heightened effects of color and contrast.

Though a native of South Carolina, the artist has spent most of her life in the Washington, DC, area where she graduated summa cum laude from American University. Her professional credits include listings in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Art, and Who's Who of American Women. She is an official United States Coast Guard Artist.

Exhibitions include:
The Florence Museum South Carolina- A Retrospective, The Washington County Museum, Maryland, Belle Grove Plantation Middletown, Virginia Shada Gallery, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Strathmore Hall Arts Center, North Bethesda, Maryland, Academy Art Museum Easton, Maryland, Sumner School Museum, Washington, DC, American University, Washington, DC, Glenview Mansion Art Gallery, RockvIlle, Maryland.

Juried Professional Signature Memberships:
Alabama, Baltimore, Georgia, Houston, Kentucky, Midwest, National, Southern, Southwestern, Washington. and Western Colorado Watercolor Societies; Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, and Potomac Valley Watercolorists (President 1981-83)

Bibliography:
Christine Unwin. The Artistic Touch 1, 11 and Ill. Creative Art Press, 1995, 1999. Charles Sullivan. Numbers at Play. Rizzoli. Carl Schmalz. Finding and Improving Your Painting Style. Watson-Guptill, 1986. Mary Ann Beckwith. Creative Watercolor. Rockport Publisher, 1995. Phil Metzger. The North Light Artist's Guide to Materials & Techniques. 1996 "The Watercolor Page." American Artist Magazine, May 1998. Ginny Baier. "The Color Gray." Watercolor 91, Spring Issue. Ginny Baier. "The Color White." Watercolor 95, Fall Issue. North Light Magazine, July 1990 and March 1997. Color. An American Artist Publication, 1999. The Best of Watercolor, Vol. 3. Rockport Publishers, Inc. 1999.

Selected Collections:
AT&T, Washington DC, Children's National Medical Center, Washington DC, Marriott Corp, Chicago, National Institutes of health, Bethesda, MD,Texaco, Inc., White Plains, NY,United States Coast Guard Collection, NY,NY, Vincent T. Lombardi Cancer research Center, Washington DC, and many more.

 

SUNLIGHT ON KITCHEN WINDOW

25 x 22 inches
Watercolor byMargaret Graham Kranking