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About the Artist: Margie Vinkle-Morano

Margie Vinkle-Morano

Margie Vinkle-Morano was born and raised in Orillia, a small waterfront city in Central Ontario that she still calls home.  Margie always had a fond interest in art for as far back as she can remember. In high school her teacher and mentor Jose Salas, helped her to realize her potential and true talent.                                        

Since then, and over the years, she has had a number of pieces to her credit including wall murals as well as commissions of animals and people. To her delight she has had a few portraits of her favourite county music artists signed by celebrities such as Tim McGraw, Johnny Reid and Sugarland.

At an early age, Margie’s main medium was oil.  As time passed she switched to acrylic. Today she still has fun with acrylic and enjoys creating what she calls her “mugshot” pet portraits on small wooden plaques. They are a wonderful tribute to beloved pets, particularly those who have crossed the rainbow bridge.

Dragline Pins

Although Margie has experimented with both oil and acrylic paints, she finds pencil to be the greatest challenge and loves bringing life to its gray tones.  Our commission, an original pencil on paper drawing entitled Dragline Pins, depicts a technician performing phased array NDT.  This true-to-life drawing is available for purchase through silent auction, with the proceeds to go to the Kidney Foundation of Canada.  Limited edition prints are also available.

Margie can be contacted by phone at 705-326-5002, or by email at  A portfolio of her other pieces can be seen on her Facebook page: Pencil & Paint by Margie.