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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Meghan Methe
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Thomas Deaton
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John Turner
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Sean Randall
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Kat Ryalls
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Painting
Darlene Langendonk
"Ava"
Brett Henderson Painting
Brett Henderson
Flying Fish III
George Dolgy Painting
George Dolgy
Golden Light
Anne Blenker Painting
Anne Blenker
Swamp Goddess Print
Saegan Swanson Painting
Saegan Swanson
Gold Rush
Mary Singleton Painting
Mary Singleton
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Louise Guidry
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Drew Cooke
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Rise Delmar Ochsner
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Kristen Albrecht
Rivers & Ramperts
Michael Eble Painting
Michael Eble
Thoughts #10 "The Engineer"
Tony Hollums Painting
Tony Hollums
Blow Pop
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Painting
Jessica Strahan
Pete Fountain
Alexandra Kilburn Illustration / Painting
Alexandra Kilburn
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Kate Hanrahan Illustration / Mixed Media / Painting
Kate Hanrahan
Neighborhood Committee
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Ember Soberman
Orangina Princesse de Broglie
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Rayne Bories
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Bruce Corona Drawing / Mixed Media / Painting
Bruce Corona
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Lyla Clayre
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Debbie Boyd Painting
Debbie Boyd
Head to Toe
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Kris Muntan
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Toné Lowe Painting
Toné Lowe
Let Go
Bryan Brown Art by Bryan Brown
Painting
Bryan Brown
Uptown Ruler
Nicole Ockmond Painting
Nicole Ockmond
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Maddie Stratton
Cafe DuMonde
Connie Kittok Painting
Connie Kittok
James Brown
Jeff Morgan Painting
Jeff Morgan
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Lee Morais Painting
Lee Morais
The Only Way Out is Through
Sarah Nelson Sarah Nelson Fine Art
Painting
Sarah Nelson
"The Peaches are Better Down the Road" Homage to Johnny Hodges
George McClements Painting
George McClements
Kanzeon I, II & III
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Rachel Rice-Baham
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Ramiro Diaz Painting
Ramiro Diaz
White On White #5
Brent Houzenga Painting
Brent Houzenga
Mississippi River Run
Ellen Macomber Ellen Macomber Studio
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Ellen Macomber
Summer Song
Anne McLeod Painting
Anne McLeod
Shotgun in Treme
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Painting
Queen Hope Parker
Detangled
Shelby Little Painting
Shelby Little
Pidgeontown Steppers
Stephanie Reed Painting
Stephanie Reed
The Cathedral
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Painting
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Lenny
Lionel Milton Elleone
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Lionel Milton
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Gabriel Flores
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Sean Clark Painting
Sean Clark
Rue de la Bucherie print
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Keith Oelschlager
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Emma Fick Painting
Emma Fick
I am Enough
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Painting
Nancy Wolfe Kimberly
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Lori Sperier Mixed Media / Painting
Lori Sperier
Infinite Sadness
Jeremy Paten Mixed Media / Painting
Jeremy Paten
Continuing to Unfold
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Rebecca Birtel Madura
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Ella Albrecht Painting
Ella Albrecht
Sophisticated Woman
Blair Dupre Painting
Blair Dupre
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