About Margaret Levin - AKA Ferraro
I am a studio artist with a passion for painting stories emphasizing on dynamic human emotions where I can intimately celebrate the connections of soul beyond the shell of the physical world.
Before I create a painting, I conceive it in every corner of my mind that it is the truth and it exists the instant it is conceived. All that it is needed is to transform the conception into a tangible work of art that brings a voice to injustice or simply an invitation to explore an ethereal perspective of one’s reality.
My images are executed on canvas or wood panels with the vibrant acrylic colors that inspires me to express my own ideologies with the belief that what I convey in each piece of art; has the ability to become thought provoking and give a voice to causes, thoughts and emotions.
Awards - Most recent
Artavita International Competition 2009 - Honorable Mention
RGAA Encantada 2019 - Jeff Potter Memorial Award
RGAA Encantada 2021 - Award of Excellence
New Mexico Masterworks 2020 - Finalist
Circle of the Arts Foundation - Artist of the Year International Competition 2019 - Honorable Mention
Art Fluent - Finalist
SEE|ME - Finalist
Circle of the Arts Foundation - 2023- Finalist and Featured Artist
Shows and Achievements
1984 to 1991 - First artist to create the concept of La Mysteriose Women and other themes such as juvenile fantasy unicorns, country still life, Afro American Jazz combos and dancers, solo exhibited by my publisher (Scafa Tornabene Art Publishing Company at Jacob Javits Center - New York.
1985 - Nine BOLI Awards (Best of Long Island) - Best Illustrator for American Movie Classics and Bravo television network.
1992 - Solo Show at Montmartre Art Gallery - Lindhurst, New Jersey.
1993 - Bradford Exchange Collectable Plates featuring my Unicorn fantasy collection.
1999 - Best International Car Mural held at Las Vegas, Nevada International Lowrider Car Show.
2008 - Group Show at Warehouse 21, Santa Fe, New Mexico where 30% of my sale proceeds were donated to MADD, Impact DWI and Warehouse 21.
Giving back to the Community:
Free Art Tutoring for Autistic Children and Seniors.
Raffled some of my Artwork to raise awareness programs for MADD.
I have done fundraisers with my motorcycle murals in 1998-1999 for: Hawthorne Elementary School / Albuquerque,
BACA - Bikers against child abuse, St Jude's and Bikers for Kids.