Surfing the tube
Recently I was given a commission to paint a very big wave , which I had a lot of fun doing and experimenting with new ideas. I have always loved the sea so it was a natural fit for me to dive deep , so to speak, into the beautiful ocean.

One of the many things I discovered was the importance of conveying the energy of the ocean, as well as the transparencies of the colours. Using iridescent, interference and gloss mediums to their maximum advantage as well as textural possibilities in the waves kept me swimming with ideas.

My next studio workshop will cover these subjects, and although we will need to work somewhat smaller than my Big Wave, the principles remain the same.

Date 30 May
Time 10-12.30 pm
Place My Studio; Coogee, West Australia
All materials supplied, but bring your favourite brushes
Cost $60
Numbers are limited so please let me know by 25 May if you are interested to

Recently I ran a “Learning from the Masters” (Monet) workshop at Atwell, and I know that some of you might have missed out, as it was very popular. Provided there is sufficient interest I would be happy to run a shortened version on Jun 13 morning. Please let me know soon, if you are interested so I can set aside the date.

The next “ Learning from the Masters” (VanGogh) will be at Atwell Gallery on July 18. You will need to contact Atwell to enrol 9330 2800,

Margaret is known for her use of vivid colour and contemporary feel for the landscape. Many of her works are in private and corporate collections throughout UK, USA, Europe, Asia and Australia. She was one of eighty artists from around the world to attend a conference and exhibit in Miami Art Basil, USA. Recently she has been engaged in a collaborative project with a designer to create artworks for diverse interiors.