Meet Maggie

Owner of Maggie B. French Illustration & Animation

Maggie B. French is an artist, painter, and illustrator. She currently lives in Charlotte, NC with her husband and daughter. Her work generally encompasses the statement: “As simple does not mean easy, colorful does not lack depth.”

After graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill with a BFA in Studio Art, Maggie landed herself in education, thoroughly enjoying teaching elementary and middle school art. But in her off-hours from school, Maggie would dabble in a variety of creative endeavors. What began with a wedding illustration here and a custom painting there, soon grew into a full-time business.

While still pursuing illustration and graphics work, Maggie devotes most of her time to painting gestural, bold, and colorful canvases reminiscent of landscapes throughout the Carolinas. From the high country to the low country, Maggie hopes to capture the essence of place through high chroma color & bold mark-making. Maggie finds a lot of her inspiration from her time living in Savannah, GA where she and her husband spent two years kayaking & exploring local waterways. Through her gestural style, Maggie hopes to convey the beautiful oxymoron of wildness and stillness that is the southeast coast. Check out her webshop here.

You can visit Maggie in her studio at StudioWorks off of East Blvd. You can also find available canvas work around town at South End Exchange & Cotswold Marketplace.

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