My interest in representing settings from nature is motivated by the close association I have with being in nature. From early childhood I have delighted in hiking, camping, canoeing and swimming during the summer; and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and trekking in the winter.

I've spent the majority of my life in near Northern Ontario and I continue to find the land and water scape a constant source of inspiration and solace. It has been my desire, through my painting, to present certain of those very special and arresting scenes, as both a celebration and a sharing of my experience. Affirmation comes from those who share similar concerns and find something of themselves in my artwork. Which is to say,

the expressed belief in nature.

Margot Cook

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