First, thank you!
Over my career, I have been fortunate to produce art that has touched the lives of so many people.
For that, I will be eternally grateful.
From the shores of New York – where I was born -- to Chicago’s Lake Michigan and the spectacular tropics of Tampa Bay, water has held an unwavering hold on my spirit — fluid, intuitive and reflective.
At an early age, I became enamored of water; growing up surrounded by liquid inspiration. My family always owned a boat, and together we spent many a pleasant day at beaches while traveling.
During one vacation in Miami Beach, a rip tide pulled me under the surf. I was six years old at the time. Waves dragging me down, reflections through the surf, it all made a lasting impression.
A decisive moment, frozen in time, eventually became the impetus for my paintings.
Fast forward to the mid-1990s; I was just out of art school and employed in the environmental remediation industry. Working several years with a company that specialized in cleaning toxic waste and water pollution gave me much experience and insight, which I expressed through painting in my spare time.
As a result, I became an advocate for environmental awareness and a strong activist for clean water.
A few years later, while facing an emotionally trying period, I reflected on that childhood memory as a source of artistic inspiration.
Soon after that, galleries and art consultants – many of whom I had previously worked -- began to sell my pieces, and started asking for more water inspired imagery. It was the beginning of a career creating ocean and freshwater imagery in a painterly abstract form, a perfect medium to promote my long-standing environmental activism.
In 2011, an unfortunate workplace accident crushed both my hands and wrists.
Doctors told me I would never paint again.
Fortunately, after surgery, months of therapy, hard work and sheer determination, I can continue the pursuit of my artistic ambition, filled with pride for my accomplishments in the face of adversity.
Today, those water-inspired artworks are being promoted and sold both in the U.S. and across the globe. I remain enormously thankful to have the means, support and ability to help causes in which I believe will make our planet better for future generations.
Bridging Visual Art and Education, my goal is to have work created to promote an understanding of the challenges we face regarding a changing climate. Although all aspects are important, I am focusing on Fresh Water and Living Oceans.
We are on the verge of a major turning point in human history… In my way, I would hope that someone will look at my abstract water paintings, and be moved or inspired. Moved to respect the environment and our precious natural resources. Inspired to think creatively, outside the box.
As I am represented by McGaw Graphics, there are 90+ prints available through My McGaw Page or through online vendors and box stores all over the United states and abroad.
Commissions are always appreciated. Additionally, I clean and restore antique and vintage paintings.
Thanks again for visiting margaretjuul.com; my sincerest wish is you will return regularly, as I frequently update with lots of new creations, each offering a new visual experience.
On this journey, I have only just begun!
Love & Peace, Margaret