This week began my 4 month exhibit at the Chickasaw Welcome Center! I’m so honored to have been asked to be a featured artist! My husband Bill and I met with Kelley Lunsford with the Chickasaw Nation Dept of Commerce to hang the work up. We had a wonderful time visiting with her and the staff there! The Chickasaw Welcome center is located just off I-35 on the SW corner of the Davis/Sulphur exit (#55). They will present an Artists reception for me on Saturday, July 16 from 1 – 3 pm with refreshments and a chance to meet and greet. I hope all my friends can come by to see me that afternoon, it should be a fun party!
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.