Welcome to the most recent iteration of margaretmlin.com, virtual home of Margaret Lin, artist and author. Here I post my artwork, news about my novels, and sometimes other topics of interest.
Beginning 8 February 2022, I officially switched hosts to WordPress. After moving my domain, I discovered that I was unable to migrate content formerly on margaretmlin.com, which dated back to 2016; the bare-bones hosting package I signed up for didn’t allow it.
To try and make up for the lost years, I’ve posted some “best-of” paintings:
- Kauai 2016-2017
- Portland International Rose Test Garden 2017
- Reed College 2017
- various 2016-2017
- various 2018
- various 2019-2020
- still life 2021
- landscapes 2021
- small grey cat 2021
I couldn’t bring myself to post artwork from the 2016-2021 website related to our beloved, beautiful dog, Nigel, whom we lost 7 October 2021.
Before margaretmlin.com, from 2010 to 2016, I posted my artwork at smallgreycat.blogspot.com.
I also have an intermediary blog with very limited content (hardly worth mentioning, but here it is for completeness): margaretmlin.blogspot.com.
Small Grey Cat Studio is named after another 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 our cat.
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 novels and picture books are available at Amazon.com. Ebook versions of the novels are also available at a number of other online bookstores. See Books2Read for the list.
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.
[Updated 20 February 2023.]