In her work Margaret picks up on the issues of gender, identity and fragility of the human psyche. Exploring the underbelly of society, Margaret is concerned to develope the works that visit the sites of her own imagination and experience and those of a collective, social and economic history. Always looking for new forms of expression, new challenges within her fine art practice. Taking her forward to create a deeper layer of work.
Painting on canvas - using acrylic/charcoal - 103cm x 76cm - 2008
While studying in Limossol, Cyprus, I came across a decorative wood carving hanging in a castle/museum - The carving had great depth to it and spoke volumes of fine art history. Forever an artist the work lingered in my mind so I later did a quick drawing of it as I knew we had a future together. Challenging my creativity and design work, moving things about I created a design that could be incorporated into my Tulip series of paintings. Adding layers I have tried to create a feeling of stained-glass windows/tiles or the quilting of my earlier days.
While working in this studio I created the 'Brixton Village Art-Trail' within the village. The trail lasted for four years and I showed eight group exhibitions and displayed the work of over 80 artists. The work was displayed in cafes / boutiques and restaurants throughout the village -
I visited Amsterdam for the first time while attending an art foundation courses in Kensington. We were only there for two and half days so had to pack it in. I was goggle eyed and amazed by this liberal colourful city - This experience planted a seed of creativity and this whole body of work sprang from that visit.
Beaded Elephant. 1996/7 (watercolour on paper)
Pointillism is a technique of painting in which small, distinct dots of colour are applied in patterns to form an image. George Seurat and Paul Signac developed the technique in 1886, branching from impressionism. I came across this technique while attending an art foundation course in London.
The Australian Aboriginals use this technique for a lot of their art. They call it ‘Dot’ painting. (The elephant is from Rembrandt’s Baby Elephant drawing.)
watercolour on paper - A3 Fine Art prints are available in the shop
Being an Empath is not always easy. When I was about five years old I went to the local shops with my older brother. "the horror of it all" we witnessed a small black cat being run over, it was still alive and pulling itself forward by its front legs.... Then a car came the other way and finished it off. I cried for about 3 days on and off, nobody could understand why. Have you ever seen an elephant cry?
This image is from painting 18" x 14" on canvas board - 2021c Fine Art prints are available in the shop