Margaux Hymel is a New Orleans local artist and New Orleans native, born with a love for art. Favoring pencils and crayons at first, her go-to subjects for drawings were always people. She received her BA from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2009. She then went on to achieve her MFA in painting and drawing from LSU in the Spring of 2012.
Margaux finds her inspiration in the eccentric characters, sights, and scenes discovered daily in the streets of New Orleans. Working almost entirely in acrylic, she creates large-scale figurative paintings on canvas. The subjects in her paintings are all lively and joyous beings, celebrating their pride. Having several wonderful gay friends who are drag queens, she has been exposed to private dressing rooms before their show. Enamored with the dazzling two-hour transformations and impressed by the talent and dedication it took to create these costumes, she found a spark to represent this world in her current paintings. Her artworks explore the notion that gender is no longer black and white but an array of colors as expressed through the use of bright color schemes. Her work showcases the fun in expressing oneself and toy with the concept of androgyny.
She currently resides in the Garden District of New Orleans, working out of her home studio.
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