Margaretha’s distinctive images are clean, fresh and atmospheric, each has an emotive, almost mesmeric quality that is enchanting.
Most of my life has been lived near the sea or on the moors in the West Country. The subtle shift of tide, weather and season intrigue me as a painter. Nothing is fixed. I’m continually chasing light, how it dictates mood and colour and shape, how memory and imagination play upon it. Particular encounters with the natural world, unaccountably, stick in my mind and this is where the pictures begin.
I often work in pastels because their transluscent qualities seem to suit the subject matter, also they’re immediate, easily transported and tend to be forgiving. Turner was my first love, he inspires me still.
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