About Margy Gates

California-born, Margy has spent much of her life in and on the sea, as an observer, painter, sailor, snorkeler and beachcomber. She is the owner and curator of the Sea Gate Art Gallery on the sand at Hollywood-by-the-Sea. Margy has been painting the ocean since she moved onto a sailboat in the mid-seventies. She loves to travel and much of her work is painted on location in the South Pacific, Europe, China, Costa Rica, Hawaii and in the Southwest. Her gallery holds a rich collection of watercolors, with subjects ranging from the ocean waves to village rooftops, from the lush landscape of her beloved Fiji Islands to the streets of Paris. When she is not diving the reef, or working at her land-based home at Channel Islands Harbor, she can be found in her sometimes chaotic but always delightful gallery, way at the back by the window that looks out on Anacapa Island, perhaps doing a boat portrait for a

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Welcome to Margy Gates Art

Welcome to Margy Gates Art! This website will be showing some of Margy’s artworks which have been shown in New York and other art shows. She had a gallery at: Sea Gate Art Gallery and Studio CLOSED as of August 2015 Channel Islands Harbor 2925 Ocean Drive Hollywood-by-the-Sea, California 93035 Map to Sea Gate Art Gallery Please explore the links for the different categories of art subjects. Margy Gates is well known for watercolors of the Channel Islands, seascapes, tropical locales, boat portraits, and more. She has also done many commissioned art projects as well. Recent Awards & Activities 2002 –  Two Woman Show – Ventura County Government Center, Ventura, CA 2002 –  First Place – Nautica 1 Ventura County Maritime Museum, Port Hueneme, CA 2003 –  Solo Show – Ventura County Maritime Museum, Port Hueneme CA 2006 –  Retrospective Exhibit – Buenaventura Art Association Gallery, Ventura, CA 2007 –  First Place – Ventura County Maritime Museum Plein Air Competition             

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