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. 

Visit my website: gaux-gaux.com Follow me on Instagram 

All of my paintings are on gallery-wrap canvas. The sides are painted so they do not require a frame. For more info, please message me or send me an email: gaux@gaux-gaux.com


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Pauger Street
Paige DeVries Painting
Paige DeVries
Landscape Layers
Kat Ryalls Painting
Kat Ryalls
Blue Irises
Stephen Rooney Painting
Stephen Rooney
Circus Pig – on Chartres Near NOCCA
Ramiro Diaz Painting
Ramiro Diaz
Summer Song
Anne McLeod Painting
Anne McLeod
Chartreuse
Brett Henderson Painting
Brett Henderson
Cafe DuMonde
Connie Kittok Painting
Connie Kittok
Blow Pop
Jessica Strahan JHand Paints
Painting
Jessica Strahan
A Portait of Josephine Louise Newcomb
Maddie Stratton Painting
Maddie Stratton
Ironing Board Sam over Jackson Square
John Turner Painting
John Turner
Seekers of Light
Kate Hanrahan Illustration / Mixed Media / Painting
Kate Hanrahan
Orgullo
MILAGROS Collective Painting
MILAGROS Collective
Carousel Bar
Nurhan Gokturk Illustration / Painting
Nurhan Gokturk
A Snowbird's Winter
Michael Eble Painting
Michael Eble
Fossil Bed
Evan Koch Painting
Evan Koch
Entangled
Shelby Little Painting
Shelby Little
Festival des Acadiens
Devin De Wulf Folk / Outsider Art / Painting / Photography
Devin De Wulf
Swamp Goddess Print
Saegan Swanson Painting
Saegan Swanson
Kanzeon I, II & III
Rachel Rice-Baham Painting / Mixed Media
Rachel Rice-Baham
Beady Black
Patrick Henry Victory Arts
Painting
Patrick Henry
Slice of Earth - Plains
Ella Albrecht Painting
Ella Albrecht
Samsara
Connor McManus Mixed Media / Painting
Connor McManus
Golden Light
Anne Blenker Painting
Anne Blenker
Esplanade Ave.
Lyla Clayre Illustration / Painting
Lyla Clayre
Red Cloud 12.01
George Dolgy Painting
George Dolgy
Aerial Study #2
Kristen Albrecht Mixed Media / Painting
Kristen Albrecht
Adorned One
Lori Sperier Mixed Media / Painting
Lori Sperier
Infinite Sadness
Jeremy Paten Mixed Media / Painting
Jeremy Paten
Continuing to Unfold
Rebecca Birtel Madura Painting
Rebecca Birtel Madura
High Tide
Debbie Boyd Painting
Debbie Boyd
Harley Baby
Rise Delmar Ochsner Painting
Rise Delmar Ochsner
Pidgeontown Steppers
Stephanie Reed Painting
Stephanie Reed
Simple Instructions
Bruce Corona Drawing / Mixed Media / Painting
Bruce Corona
Lenny
Lionel Milton Elleone
Painting / Street Art
Lionel Milton
Carnival Crawfish
Rannie Howard Painting
Rannie Howard
Alejandra
Katie Kut Painting
Katie Kut
Woman #1
Toné Lowe Painting
Toné Lowe
'La Balize' Fine Art Print
Heather Bird Harris Painting
Heather Bird Harris
Zulu Uptown
Sean Randall Painting
Sean Randall
Okra Farms: Lower 9th Ward, New Orleans, LA
Miro Hoffmann Painting
Miro Hoffmann
Pineapple 104
Drew Cooke Mixed Media / Painting
Drew Cooke
Prayer
Blair Dupre Painting
Blair Dupre
Neighborhood Committee
Ember Soberman Painting / Mixed Media
Ember Soberman
Uptown Ruler
Nicole Ockmond Painting
Nicole Ockmond
Lisa Frank Forever
Katie Yaquinto Painting
Katie Yaquinto
Summer's End Bouquet
Meghan Methe Painting
Meghan Methe
Ernie K-Doe: Emperor of the Universe
Gabriel Flores New Orleans Paint and Design
Painting / Street Art
Gabriel Flores
Louisiana Roots 2
Emma Fick Painting
Emma Fick
Honeymoon Memories
Lee Morais Painting
Lee Morais
Thoughts #10 "The Engineer"
Tony Hollums Painting
Tony Hollums
Cypress Bayou
Louise Guidry Encaustic / Monotype / Painting / Printmaking
Louise Guidry
I am Enough
Nancy Wolfe Kimberly Gator Girl Art
Painting
Nancy Wolfe Kimberly
White On White #8
Brent Houzenga Painting
Brent Houzenga
The Blues
Darlene Langendonk Art Impressions
Painting
Darlene Langendonk
Pete Fountain
Alexandra Kilburn Illustration / Painting
Alexandra Kilburn
Shotgun in Treme
Queen Hope Parker Queen Hope Poetic Art
Painting
Queen Hope Parker
Gatemouth
Cheryl Anne Grace Painting
Cheryl Anne Grace
Pink Grey Water
Julie Silvers Julie Silvers Art
Painting
Julie Silvers
Charles Bradley
Lucille Anderson Lucille Blues
Painting
Lucille Anderson
Let Go
Bryan Brown Art by Bryan Brown
Painting
Bryan Brown
The Only Way Out is Through
Sarah Nelson Sarah Nelson Fine Art
Painting
Sarah Nelson
Meeting Notes #73
Sean Clark Painting
Sean Clark
Naturia Piper
Leeaux . Illustration / Painting
Leeaux .
Faces of Tribes
Kevin Elder Painting
Kevin Elder
Ivy
Rebekah May Painting
Rebekah May
Wet Bread
Thomas Deaton Painting
Thomas Deaton
"Feeling Orange but Sometimes Blue" homage to Ledisi
George McClements Painting
George McClements
Yogi Bear!
Leroy Miranda Jr. Painting
Leroy Miranda Jr.
James Brown
Jeff Morgan Painting
Jeff Morgan
The Cathedral
Ceaux . Ceaux Artwork
Painting
Ceaux .
Orangina Josephine
Rayne Bories Painting
Rayne Bories
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