Artist’s Statement

Frog_MLF_Timmy_by_KBMargot Fass is the author/artist of the book, “Froggy Family’s First Frolic” based on an idea inspired by her husband of 50 years, Martin Fass. On November 1st, 2013, she will be showing earlier and final paintings of her 16 original oil paintings on canvas used for the illustrations. Dates following can be found at

In October, 2012 Fass joined the Main Street Artists Gallery and Studio, and over the course of the next year, she completed the work. She never realized that her labor would only begin when she and Martin brought that new baby home!

Fortunately, thanks to many fine friends and supporters, all are thriving.

Endangered species, including frogs, are among Fass’ passions. Her innate awareness and celebration of the cycles of life, the planet, and organisms throughout are reflected in this delightfully and whimsically illustrated tale. She hopes this book will bring joy, healing and raise readers’ consciousness about the preciousness of each unique life.

She already is planning a sequel to “Froggy Family’s First Frolic” based on the adventures of one of the family sons, a troublemaker of sorts named Paddy.

M&NSundayTeaMShe and Martin enjoy reading the book aloud, and giving entertaining, interactive presentations describing her two-and-a-half-year process of taking an idea to completion, with the book in hand as a final and proud outcome.

There are many antics involved with the creative process!

As a result of the book’s arrival and the creative process involved, Fass and Beck are currently developing a “philosophy quotidian,” or day-to-day outlook, based on the cyclical nature of the formation and development of frogs and the application of this leitmotif to Fass’ practice as a psychiatrist and celebration of all life cycles.

Fass’ art and Rochester homes have been featured on tours and in local newspapers. Her works, including commissions, are in private collections in Rochester, Chicago and New York City.

Fass’ art and Rochester landmark and notable homes have been featured on tours and in Rochester, NY newspapers. Her works, including commissions, are in private collections in Rochester, Chicago and New York City.

Steve-and-MeAfter working for eight years as a primitive painter, Fass studied art beginning in the 1970’s, taking all courses possible at Monroe Community College. While teaching at the Creative Workshop at Rochester’s Memorial Art Gallery, she continued exploring her artistic potential (?) with Rochester artists Eric Bellman, Wendy Gwirtzman, Lynne Feldman, Christian Kolupski and currently with Steve Carpenter.

Fass is a founding member, former membership chair and current secretary of the New York Figure Study Guild, through which she has taken workshops, most notably with Maukun Yim, Stephen Early and Darren Kingsley, Ellen Cooper, Scott Burdick, Charles Reid, and Henry Yan.

These are nationally known artists famous for their figure and portrait drawings and paintings.

As a signature member of the Rochester Art Club she also has studied with RAC Faculty, Suzi Zefting-Kuhn, Christine Waara, Pat Tribastone and Nancy Lane.


Artist’s Statement

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Facebook: Margot Fass, with two pages, Art in Parts and Frog.


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