Having drawn and painted since an early age, leaving school at 16 Margaret started working for artist Dennis Syrett in his Art Shop. Dennis encouraged her painting, and in her teens she exhibited for 2 consecutive years at the Mall Galleries in London. Life thereafter became very busy with work and family commitments leaving almost no time to create over the next 40 years. During that time her love of hand-made prints developed – they have a wonderful unique quality quite unlike paintings and are an affordable way to own original art.
3 years ago it was her time to start creating again, and she taught herself reduction method lino printing and dry point etching. Buying a starter kit and book, from her very first print she was hooked – she wanted to learn more. Within a short time she had confidence in the work she was producing and began exhibiting locally and selling online; her work is now in collectors’ homes in 17 countries. Inspiration comes from her surroundings, occasionally with a twist of humour!
2018 – Winner of Drawing and Printmaking category in Jackson’s amateur artist competition;
March 2019 – Two prints shortlisted for the Royal Academy summer exhibition;
June 2019 – Contributor of an article for online publication to The Artist magazine, at their request;
August 2019 – Awarded ‘Best print in show’ FPAA exhibition;
November 2019 – Winner of Editor’s Choice in The Artist magazine, December 2019 edition.
November 2019 – Two prints shortlisted in the global art competition by Octopus Energy with www.artfinder.com to raise public awareness of climate change (finalists not announced at time of writing).
February 2020 – Two prints – Royal Society of British Artists exhibitor, Mall Galleries.
Page updated January 2020