Margruite Krahn, whose work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, has lived and worked in her barn and studio in Neubergthal, Manitoba since 1998...she immediately became interested in the history and roots of that small Mennonite community and has been actively involved in restoring its built heritage. A teacher, she studied both fine art and commercial art with chosen mentors. Observant of the people and life around her, Krahn portrays the depths of personal relationships in community life as she witnesses them. Her interest in people and their affinity with the land, each other, and their history permeates these large works.
Krahn uses bold colours in many of her works and tempera and oxides (which she got when visiting Zimbabwe and Roussellion, France) in others. "Her use of oxide stains gives a veiled sensibility to those works, forcing a different kind of engagement of the viewer. She also often tilts her compositions so we are included in the specific setting... her work is respectful and reflective; it is about personal engagement, yet it is objective." Patricia Bovey, FRSA