Marga Patterson


Marga Patterson is an American illustrator living between the mountains near the sea in southwest Turkey. She creates drawings inspired by nature, imagination and Turkish culture. The versatility of her work allows her to reinvent herself as an artist and always be open to new challenges. She recently wrote and illustrated her first children’s picture book and is currently seeking a publisher.


Our imagination is a hidden world that is living, breathing and empowering everyone of us. Accessing this world enables us to achieve endless possibilities. It is our ultimate creative force that generates and empowers our ideas, inspiring us to explore new ways of living, of seeing and believing. Through drawing, I constantly explore my imagination and aim to awaken curiosity in others inspiring them to explore theirs.


2010-2012 Art Students League of New York, NYC, NY
Studied mixed media and life drawing

2008-2009 Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon
Studied fine arts


2017 Hayıt Hanım'ın Orman Rüyaları, Marmaris Belediyesi Kültür ve Sanat Evi, Marmaris, Turkey.
2016 Geçişte/In Transition,, Art Nivo Online Exhibition
2013 A New Materiality, SKVER Experimental Arts Festival, Mali Losinj, Croatia
2013 Object Permanence Project, Cibali ArtHouse, Istanbul, Turkey
2012 Harvest Fresh Art, Studio 580, New York City, N.Y. USA
2011 Annual Drawing Show, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, N.Y. USA
2011 Bushwick Open Studios, Vaudeville Park, Brooklyn, N.Y. USA
2009 Ladies of the Rib, Backspace Gallery, Portland, Oregon, USA
2008 Dreams, Launch Pad Gallery, Portland, Oregon, USA
2008 100 Bones, Breeze Block Gallery, Portland, Oregon USA
2008 3rd Annual LOVE Show, Launch Pad Gallery, Portland, Oregon USA
2008 11:11 Make A Wish, Pony Gallery, Portland, Oregon USA
2007 Do No Harm vs. Step Up, New American Art Union, Portland, Oregon USA
2007 2nd Annual LOVE Show, Launch Pad Gallery, Portland, Oregon USA


May 2017, "Hayıt Hanım'ın Orman Rüyaları", Artist Interview and Exhibition Review, ENYY Magazine.

March/April 2017, Artist Feature, Ball Pit Magazine.

September 2016, Katy Cowan, “Nature: Illustrator collaborates with the great outdoors to bring characters to life”, Creative Boom.


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