Margaret Halsey

As a serious artist, I have traveled much of the world to examine noted art. I have taught art history courses in Modern Art, Art of USA, Surveys of Western Art, Art of the Far East, Islamic Art, Classical and Baroque Art at the colleges of Mount Saint Vincent, Riverdale, N.Y. and New York City of Technology, Brooklyn, N.Y

I received my Ph.D. from New York University. My doctoral dissertation entitled "The Aesthetic and Educational Theories of Josef Albers" analyzed and explored Alber's color theory as well as his aesthetic and educational theories. My training, thorough both in depth and breadth, encompasses numerous schools and teachers, including the Art Students League in New York City, Academie de la Grande Chaumiere, the Academie Julian, and the Sorbonne in Paris.

For a number of years as an art expert for the Annual Edition of the Encyclopedia Americana, I reported on the major exhibitions in American art museums - as well as other museum news. Additionally, I covered the highest priced art sales at American auction houses.

Past New York exhibitions of my work include City Center, Donnell Library, Grace Gallery, National Academy of Design, Gallery Odyssey, Citi Bank, N.Y.,N.Y., and Gateway Center, Newark, New Jersey.

When I paint an abstract painting, my goal is to create harmonious color and a design that I have not seen before. Once I succeed at creating what I consider to be a beautiful and somewhat original work, I feel that painting is finished.

To me painting is playing and inventing at the same time, but it is also work that requires intensive looking.

I was born in Texas, but have spent most of my adult life in New York City. Most of my days are spent painting, visiting New York's art galleries and museums including Christies and Sotherby's.