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Margaret V. Goembel - Artist's Statement

Incorporating natural materials collected along beaches and other coastal areas in mixed media assemblages is similar to creating and solving a complex puzzle.  Colors, shapes, sizes, textures, and graphic appeal contribute to the overall mood to evoke personal memories of walking the beach and discovering its many wonders and restorative qualities to mind and soul. Along my artistic journey using local and sustainable materials collected during my world-wide travels, I unwittingly became involved in the “use and re-use” environmental and ecological groundswells.

Reflecting my passion for the ocean and all things coastal or tropical, my unique artwork is suitable for display in semi-protected exterior environments such as a wall by the front entryway or on the lanai as well as homes or offices. Providing brief factoids adds to viewers’ enjoyment and appreciation of diverse coastal artifacts and our environment.


Margaret V. Goembel - Biography

Raised on a dairy farm in Marlboro, NJ where love for all things coastal began at a very early age by going to Manasquan on the Jersey Shore.  Graduated from Katharine Gibbs School in New York City and subsequently earned a B. B. A. (summa cum laude) in Marketing and Business Administration from Eastern New Mexico University.  Approximately 15 years working in various administrative and managerial positions in Australia, Laos, Germany, and Turkey; traveled extensively on staff assistance visits throughout Europe, the Middle East, and parts of Africa before 19 years in business development at OMNIPLEX World Services Corporation. Assemblage and collage art became focus upon retirement in Vero Beach, FL.  Exhibits include various shows and two Art Trails through Vero Beach Art Club; botanical gardens, local environmental and charitable organizations and art galleries; two solo shows and other exhibits through Cultural Council of Indian River County.  Awarded many ribbons competing in arts categories at Space Coast Seashell Festival, sponsored by Astronaut Trail Shell Club.