afg_imMargreth was born and educated in the Swiss Alps and immigrated to Canada in 1966, making Richmond her home since 1970. From early childhood her artistic interests were influenced by local crafts which developed her passion for bright colours. In 2001 after several years of retirement she felt a strong desire to paint, expressing her vivid memories of youth and began to attend art workshops with well known instructors.

Swiss village folklore has played an important role in the choice of subject matter, leading Margreth to develop a unique artistic style showing her love of life and people. Her artwork has been displayed in numerous local galleries, with exhibitions at Gateway Theatre, YVR Airport and in Switzerland. Margreth’s paintings can be found in several private collections locally and internationally.

In her artistic development Margreth has written several true stories for some paintings that describe her deep feelings of life’s experiences, a few of which have been published. In 2009 her story “The Customer” was broadcast on CBC’s Vinyl Café by Stuart McLean, also two of the stories have been made into short plays at Gateway Theatre.

Margreth is an Active Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and continues to explore the boundaries of her artistic skills by developing new techniques and methods of expression.

“To love a painting is to feel that its presence is not an object but a voice.” – By Andre Malraux