Margot 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. In October 2012, Fass joined the Main Street Artists Gallery and Studio in Rochester, NY, and over the course of the next year, she completed work on the book. During the book’s production, she held a public showing of earlier and final versions of her 16 original oil paintings on canvas used for the illustrations.
Endangered species, including frogs, are among Fass’s 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 is currently at work on a sequel to Froggy Family’s First Frolic. The new book, Froggy Family’s Fine Feelings, tells about the family adopting endangered baby orphan frogs.
Margot and Martin enjoy reading the first book aloud and giving entertaining, interactive presentations describing the two-and-a-half-year process of taking her idea to completion, with the book in hand as a final and proud outcome.
After working for eight years as a primitive painter, Fass studied art beginning in the 1970s, 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 Steve Carpenter.
Fass is a founding member and former secretary and membership chair of the New York Figure Study Guild, through which she has taken workshops, most notably with Maukun Yim, Stephen Early, Darren Kingsley, Ellen Cooper, Scott Burdick, Charles Reid, and Henry Yan. These artists are nationally known 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.
Fass’s 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.
Please also see http://margotfass.com/personal-summary/art-related-resume/.
MARGOT L. FASS