Margaux Hymel

Artist + Margaux Hymel

As a New Orleans native, I am so proud to be apart of this culturally thriving city. There is no better place to be as an artist, and I find inspiration on a daily basis walking through these enriching streets. After receiving my MFA from LSU, I moved to the Garden District where I currently work out of my home studio.

Working almost entirely in acrylic, I create large-scale figurative paintings on canvas. Having several wonderful gay friends who are drag queens, I have been exposed to private dressing rooms before their show. Enamored with the dazzling two-hour transformations and impressed by the talent and dedication it took to create these costumes, I found a spark to represent this world in my ongoing series “Painted Ladies” and “Costumes and Queens”. My paintings explore the notion that gender is no longer black and white but an array of colors as expressed through the use of bright color schemes. My work showcases the fun in expressing oneself and toy with the concept of androgyny. I generally create my works based on imagination using ideas from memories, photos, or sights around the city.

In my most current series, I am creating my own interpretation of tarot using drag queens as a motif. The "Drag Tarot Series" incorporates the themes of Tarot card reading and the artistic expression of Drag to blend together these two very popular elements found in New Orleans. 

Please visit my website: gaux-gaux.com Follow me on Instagram and Twitter: @gauxgauxart

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Rebekah May
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Alexandra Kilburn
Lenny
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Drew Cooke
Gold Rush
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Mary Singleton
Samsara
Connor McManus Mixed Media / Painting
Connor McManus
Prayer
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Blair Dupre
Landscape Layers
Kat Ryalls Painting
Kat Ryalls
Neighborhood Committee
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Ember Soberman
Continuing to Unfold
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Rebecca Birtel Madura
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Kevin Elder Painting
Kevin Elder
Orgullo
MILAGROS Collective Painting
MILAGROS Collective
Pidgeontown Steppers
Stephanie Reed Painting
Stephanie Reed
Wet Bread
Thomas Deaton Painting
Thomas Deaton
Pauger Street
Paige DeVries Painting
Paige DeVries
Ironing Board Sam over Jackson Square
John Turner Painting
John Turner
Okra Farms: Lower 9th Ward, New Orleans, LA
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Miro Hoffmann
A Snowbird's Winter
Michael Eble Painting
Michael Eble
Palmetto Trail Study #3
Stephen Rooney Painting
Stephen Rooney
Honeymoon Memories
Lee Morais Painting
Lee Morais
Head to Toe
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Kris Muntan
Circus Pig – on Chartres Near NOCCA
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Ramiro Diaz
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Leroy Miranda Jr.
Meeting Notes # 62
Sean Clark Painting
Sean Clark
Aerial Study #2
Kristen Albrecht Mixed Media / Painting
Kristen Albrecht
Woman #1
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Toné Lowe
Tickled Pink
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Julie Silvers
Gatemouth
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Cheryl Anne Grace
Flying Fish III
George Dolgy Painting
George Dolgy
Entangled
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Shelby Little
"Ava"
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Brett Henderson
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Lori Sperier Mixed Media / Painting
Lori Sperier
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George McClements Painting
George McClements
Simple Instructions
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Bruce Corona
Let Go
Bryan Brown Art by Bryan Brown
Painting
Bryan Brown
Louisiana Roots 2
Emma Fick Painting
Emma Fick
Slice of Earth - Plains
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Ella Albrecht
I am Enough
Nancy Wolfe Kimberly Gator Girl Art
Painting
Nancy Wolfe Kimberly
Kanzeon I, II & III
Rachel Rice-Baham Painting / Mixed Media
Rachel Rice-Baham
Naturia Piper
Leeaux . Illustration / Painting
Leeaux .
Summer Song
Anne McLeod Painting
Anne McLeod
Orangina Princesse de Broglie
Rayne Bories Painting
Rayne Bories
Goldenheart Jones
Monica Rose Kelly Monica Kelly Studio
Painting
Monica Rose Kelly
The Only Way Out is Through
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Painting
Sarah Nelson
Uptown Ruler
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Nicole Ockmond
Slim Harpo
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Painting
Lucille Anderson
Harley Baby
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Rise Delmar Ochsner
Ernie K-Doe: Emperor of the Universe
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Gabriel Flores
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Maddie Stratton Painting
Maddie Stratton
Color Explosion
Rannie Howard Painting
Rannie Howard
The Cathedral
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Painting
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Infinite Sadness
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Jeremy Paten
Impala
Meghan Methe Painting
Meghan Methe
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Debbie Boyd Painting
Debbie Boyd
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Ellen Macomber Ellen Macomber Studio
Painting
Ellen Macomber
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Saegan Swanson Painting
Saegan Swanson
Blow Pop
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Painting
Jessica Strahan
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