Welcome to the most recent iteration of margaretmlin.com, virtual home of Margaret Lin, hobbyist artist and author. Here I post my artwork, news about my novels, and sometimes other topics of interest.
As of 8 February 2022, the date I’m composing this, I’ve officially switched hosts to WordPress. After moving my domain, I discovered that I am unable to migrate content formerly on margaretmlin.com, which dated back to 2016; the bare-bones hosting package I signed up for doesn’t allow it. So I’m starting anew.
Before margaretmlin.com, from 2010 to 2016, I posted my artwork at smallgreycat.blogspot.com.
Small Grey Cat Studio is named after one of our much-loved and missed furry family members. We lost him to old age in 2011.
I live in the Pacific Northwest with my husband and cat, who also happens to be grey, though of a more tabby persuasion than his predecessor.
Thanks for stopping by.
About my art and writing
I’ve long been inspired by the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists. I worked in traditional mediums for many years, mostly acrylics, as well as watercolor, gouache, and casein. Beginning in 2016, I gradually transitioned to digitally-created art, and now work in the latter exclusively.
I use the Krita desktop application. My hardware is primarily a Wacom Cintiq pen display, though I sometimes use my Windows Surface.
I have some of my acrylic paintings on display at Rehabilitation Medicine Associates of Eugene-Springfield P.C., viewable to their patients.
My novel, The Underground Girl, was one of the Multnomah County Library’s Library Writers Project Selections for 2018, and a number of my books are available to check out from their online collection.