Margaret Gerding Margaret Gerding’s education includes a BFA from University of Massachusetts, and further art training at the Decordova Museum, the Worcester Art Museum and a summer workshop with Wolf Kahn at Bennington College, VT. Her beautiful landscapes are achieved through the use of numerous techniques and devises. A textured underpainting, color applied with thin glazes, and a roughly revealed dark edge characterize her work in oils. Her pastels have a similar content as the oils, while keeping the fresh and light quality of pastels. “To capture the essence of a landscape at a specific moment in time, before changes have begun has always been the challenge that drives me,” the artist says. “In order to do this, it is necessary to spend a significant amount of time outdoors, directly experiencing and observing the land. In this way, even subtle colors come alive. And it is usually a spot of color that attracts me to a particular place. I am always drawn to areas that have not been disturbed by human development. These areas, for me, have the greatest sense of peace which I then strive to convey to the viewer of my paintings, representing a moment in time which is both striking and memorable.” Her corporate collectors include: Fidelity Investments; The Westin Hotel, Boston; Uni-First Corporations; and Parker Coulter Daley & White. She is a member of the The Boston Printmakers, The Boston Visual Artists’ Union and the Worcester Art Museum.