50th Anniversary Indiana Public Radio
February 2011

Margie Prim
"Pink Reminder "


Margie Prim, an avid "plein air" painter, is known for serene and beautiful subjects delivered with a wild and energetic surface. Paintings of Prairie Creek Reservoir and Mount Summit Lake hang next to bouquets of drooping pink tulips, a pineapple fruit arrangement or a fall woods. All are composed of the same dynamic marks for which Prim is known; aggressive strokes that meld into quiet repose for the viewer.

A native of Oklahoma, Prim began taking painting lessons in the 1960's and has studied with various artists and teachers throughout her career. Through active memberships in art associations, such as the Minnetrista Art Guild and the Indiana Plein Air Painters, Prim honed her skills with a painting knife, blending personal vision and color palette into a modern version of Indiana Impressionism. The recipient of numerous awards, including several at both the Minnetrista Annual and the Richmond Art Museum Annual, the artist continues to participate in local and state exhibitions and is one of the featured artists at Gordy Fine Art. Her works are included in numerous private collections.

Artist Statement:
During the 1960's, I begin to refresh my art by taking lessons at Stan Nossett Art School. I became a member of the Plein Air Painters group. Another artist made a suggestion that I enter a juried show. Since then my works have been shown in the Minnetrista Annual, Richmond Museum, the Indiana State Fair, and Redtail Conservancy Open space exhibit. My first one-woman show started with the Maring-Hunt Library, then Gordy Art and Framing, 308 Gallery, coffee shop in Farmland, IN. The still life "Pink Reminder" reflects the few times I painted plates for a auction for Susan B. Komen Foundation. This time it for me. I experience what other were going through. Pink flowers repersented bright hope in a dark situation.