Just got back from the Southeastern Tribes Artists Show and Market in Talequah Ok. This is held in conjunction with the Annual Chickasaw Festival every year. This is my second year to compete and show. I didn’t win any prizes but still felt like I had a great weekend. I sold one original oil painting and delivered a pencil drawing that had been commissioned earlier. I had a great time visiting with the other artists at the show. There is such a wealth of talent in the Southeastern tribes! So of course I’ve come back with lots of inspiration for new things to do!
Margaret A. Dillard
A proud member of the Chickasaw tribe, I was born and raised in Oklahoma. I studied art at Moore High School, The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Rose State College and the University of Central Oklahoma. Among my mentors and instructors I include Bert Seabourn, Glenn Thomas and Carol Armstrong. My work leans heavily to the side of realism with tones of impressionism or expressionism in some areas. I strive to capture the beauty of God’s world in all my work. I am intrigued by the minute differences that make each person unique and at the same time the things that unify us as human beings. The slight drop of an eyelid or a shoulder can convey emotions that are common to us all. I especially love trying to capture the openness of children's expressions. I'm fascinated with the fleeting moment and excited by the challenge of capturing not just a likeness but an atmosphere or feeling.