Maggie Hall

Maggie Hall

Maggie Hall is a visual artist and advocate based in Calgary. Devoting her life to art, whether it be her own paintings or advocating for the not-for-profit collective art space NVRLND, has taught her the importance of commitment – and not listening to your inner voice when it tries to keep you down.

Maggie Hall is the co-founder of InnerCity Brewing in Calgary, Alberta.

“I don’t remember one single point of inspiration. I have been drawing and painting for as long as I could hold a crayon.”

I was very fortunate to grow up in a home environment that fostered creativity continuously and with so much enthusiasm. My family has always been my number one support—especially in my early 30s when I moved back into my parents’ basement to pursue art full-time.

I work every single day. It’s like an itch that must be scratched. My motivation? I guess it comes from the discomfort of not creating.

Currently I’m working with mostly sign painting enamels, doing old-school lettering. I’ve always been drawn to acrylics for their drying times. They are good for impatient artists like me who want to work quickly!

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