Margriet Hogue was born in the Netherlands and spent her formative years in Venezuela before immigrating to the east coast of Canada.  After moving to Alberta as a teenager, Margriet studied textile and design at Olds College and weaving at the Banff Centre for the Arts where she honed her knowledge of colour theory and an appreciation for texture. She established her own needlework business in 1989 that specializes in reproductions of museum samplers from Europe and North America as well as teaching workshops. Margriet's involvement in the arts has extended into painting and she has been taking workshops and courses over the past number of years. Her interests primarily lie in abstraction and the play that comes with building layer by layer of paint and joining texture and objects to create visual dynamics.