Kristen Margiotta - Oil Painter and Illustrator

Michael Hussar Seminar / NY Empire State Tattoo Expo

Few photos from the Michael Hussar seminar Friday July 13 at the NY Empire State Tattoo Expo, 2018, year 5. Great group of artists this time. I’ve attended every year, and look forward to the next one!   Michael’s early demo, toning canvas and sketching…

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Portrait of Pam

Hi everyone! If you saw my recent blog post on my 18 portraits in March 18”, or followed my progress on my social media accounts, you may have seen the portrait of Pam Sue Slaton that I painted. I decided to highlight the progress of…

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18 Portraits / March 2018

  Hi Friends! It’s been almost a year since my last blog post, no better way to make my blog return than highlighting my painting project from March 2018. I completed a series of 18 alla prima portraits, in 3-4 hr sessions with live models….

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“Homecoming”-painting process

It’s been a while since I’ve shared a blog post! I’ve been pretty busy the past months prepping for projects, my showing at the NY Empire State Tattoo Expo this past July (blog on that coming soon), and upcoming events for the fall. To celebrate…

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Behind the Scenes: Painted Prosthetic Project

Gu   What is the Painted Prosthetic Project? It’s a project, on it’s way to becoming a non profit organization, who recruited artists to paint prosthetic legs. The legs will go up for auction in early 2017, and all proceeds donated to Warriors Pathfinder. The…

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Behind the Scenes: Gustav Gloom Cover Illustration Process ( book #6)

Hi Everyone and Happy October! Thanks for stopping by to visit today’s blog featuring the cover process for Gustav Gloom and the Castle of Fear, book 6 in the series by Adam-Troy Castro / Grosset & Dunlap / Penguin Random House. The book was released…

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Behind the Scenes: Gustav Gloom (book #6)

  Hi Everyone! Thanks for checking out my blog today! With the upcoming release of Gustav Gloom and the Castle of Fear (book #6), the final book in the series, I wanted to share some behind the scenes of the illustration work I did for…

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Self Portrait Painting (June 2016)

Hello friends! This is my first blog showing the process of one of my self portraits. I don’t know why I haven’t posted a blog on this yet! Painting realistically is very different from my fine art and illustration work, but I still love the…

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MARGIOTTA / DURKAN Exhibition Opening 6/3/16 / Wilmington, DE

  Hi Everyone! Had a truly amazing evening last Friday at my opening with Ellen Durkan at Chris White Gallery in Wilmington, DE! Sincere thanks to everyone who made it to the opening, and special thanks to those individuals who traveled from far distances to…

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Pulling Punches EP Cover “The Old Colors are Dead”

Hey everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve done a blog, so I thought I’d jump start the first blog of the new year showing my painting process for newly released EP by one of my favorite bands, Pulling Punches, titled, “The Old Colors are…

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