Margaret Leveson

WATERWAYS         November  1-26, 2016

Reception Saturday Nov. 5th    3-6pm

Margaret Leveson’s exhibition, “Waterways” will be held at Blue Mountain Gallery from November 1 to November 26. It will be her 19th solo exhibition. Leveson is primarily a landscape painter, painting on site whenever possible. There are many recurrent themes in her work, important amongst them that of water, the focus of the present exhibition.

Many of the paintings were executed around her country home in the Catskills where she and her husband live half of the year. About Leveson’s 2015 solo exhibition of Catskill paintings, the Catskill historian Bill Birns wrote: “Some things say ‘I have been to Italy,’ Margaret Leveson’s work says ‘I am the Catskills.’” Other paintings are the result of trips to New Mexico and Arizona, places with which she has become familiar through repeated visits over the years with her geologist husband.

Margaret Leveson grew up in Canada spending summers in Algonquin Park, Ontario, the stumping ground of Canadian painter Tom Thompson. He was an early influence on her work. Leveson got a BA from the University of Toronto in Fine Arts and, after working at the Vancouver Art Gallery, moved to New York City where she settled and obtained an MFA in Fine Arts from Brooklyn College. In 1980, she was a founding member of Blue Mountain Gallery, New York City, where she continues to exhibit through to today. She also exhibits regularly in Longyear Gallery, in Margaretville, New York. For more information please check her resume and website:


Recent Exhibitions:

Margaret Leveson:   Reflections on Windows   March 26 – April 20, 2013

Blue Mountain Gallery’s exhibition of Margaret Leveson’s latest paintings will be held from March 26 to April 20, 2013. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, March 28 from 5 to 8 PM. First Street Quintet will play during the reception.

In the exhibition, “Reflections on Windows”, Margaret Leveson gives expression to a recurring theme in her work: the character of light. Here, windows play with light, admitting, reflecting and refracting it. They frame space – delineate it, illuminate it – providing abstract to naturalistic views into other worlds. The result is paintings that are colorful, playful and evocative. The paintings are in oils. They were executed both directly and in the studio.

Margaret Leveson has been exhibiting since 1978. She has had many one-person shows both in and out of New York City, with regular exhibits at Blue Mountain Gallery and at Longyear Gallery, Margaretville, New York.  Her work is in many private collections both in the United States and abroad..

For further information about her work contact Blue Mountain Gallery and visit her web site at



The exhibit focused on Margaret Leveson’s paintings of the studio buildings of the Pakatakan Art Colony, located in Arkville, N.Y, and the surrounding landscape.



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