Margaret was brought up on the beautiful Isle of Arran in Scotland, graduating from Gray’s in Aberdeen and now based in the West Country where she enjoys painting the landscape around her
Returning to painting after a long work enforced break she has managed to find more and more time to paint.Margaret uses wet on wet techniques and both inks and oil paints to achieve a deliberately ambiguous link to the landscape.
Preferring to paint outdoors where weather conditions often dictate the course of a painting, she seeks to retain some detail of where she is but to also describe the conditions, through light and motion. She has visited Cornwall for decades, in particular, the Penwith area and a residency at Brison’s Veor at Cape Cornwall proved to be an inspirational visit which deepened her connection to the sea.
She continues to explore and manipulate media, always drawn to the benefits of a single bottle of Parker ink. Work recently completed a course in Cornwall and has formed part of the In the BRUT midwinter exhibition at the Bruton Art Factory.