Born in Hereford, educated in Cardiff, I am a self-taught artist who lives in Swansea. I love light and colour. In my art I am drawn to light and shadows and how they shape our emotions. I use oil on linen canvas mainly. I remember visiting the South of France as a teenager and being mesmerized by the dazzling light, I have been attempting to capture that excitement about light in my paintings ever since. I particularly love the natural world, animals and landscapes. I am also drawn to empty places like churchyards, woods and hills. When I paint in oils I usually paint the light first and then layer the shadows and mid-tones. I try and make my colours bold and bright but as realistic as possible. I aim to make people look at the ordinary and see the extraordinary beauty in it.
Hello and welcome to my webpage
Margot hopes to provide a context for the current and earlier paintings, with some background information or narrative. In addition the website supports and promotes exhibited work, which will be added and uploaded regularly. She is a traditionalist Painter who produces paintings, mainly on a small to medium scale. She draws on her experience to express her emotional response to paint. She likes to create certain shapes, movements and effects with paint. She choreographs the paints, make them dance, spin and flow across the canvas in her work.