Door County Art Scene: Solitude at the UU Gallery

A winter’s solitude makes an idyllic backdrop for the paintings of Egg Harbor artist Margaret Lockwood whose work will be displayed at the Unitarian Universalist Gallery Feb. 15 through March 31. Well-known and loved in Door County, Lockwood’s deeply reflective and spiritual personality is striking in both her painting technique and content. She has developed her own method of “layering” paints which brings forth luminous-like representations of her outdoor scenes. Light and color may capture the hues of both the morning and evening in a single painting. In abstraction, her paintings often create the center state for a room and immediately capture one’s attention upon entering. Water, trees and clouds make up her naturscape.

Lockwood becomes gentle and introspective saying, “Looking at the surrounding landscape is just the beginning. I want to make visible the mysterious atmospheres of the landscape as well as the spaces within us, our spiritual homes. Recognizing that our solitude is not just a winter experience, but is unavoidably common to us all can be profoundly reassuring.”

Lockwood and her husband Allin Walker run the Woodwalk Gallery in Egg Harbor.

The UU Gallery is located at 10341 Hwy. 42, Ephraim. Gallery hours are following Sunday services and Mondays 1 – 3 pm. For more information visit or call 920.839.2606 if you would like to display art work.