Influenced by Fauves, Symbolists and Abstract
Expressionists, Margaret Devenyi has the ability to
translate her emotions into a celebration of life and an
affirmation of nature. Faces of huge sunflowers seem to
bend and smile at the viewer with an alluring affection,
while the crimson poppies carry on a dance of joy and
frivolity in the summer sun.
Her lavender fields mesmerize
as the never-ending purple haze consumes the canvas. The
structure, color and spatial illusions express harmonious
relationships of feeling and vitality. Margaret's intimacy
with the Provencal landscape transports the viewer on a
journey into the spectacular pleasures of the region.
Margaret Devenyi was born and raised in Hungary. She
received her Bachelor of Science degree at the University
of Budapest. After her emigration to Canada in 1957, she
began to study art through various studio courses in
Victoria, British Columbia.
Since 1989, Margaret has
divided her time between Canada and her home in the south
of France; she has exhibited her works in both countries.
Her work is represented in collections throughout Canada,
USA and France.