My Artistic Journey – About Margaret Hall

Read about the things that inspire me and my passions . Share in my artistic journey

A World of Colour

A Colour Explosion in the Kitchen – Acrylic on paper

Read about my Artistic Journey

A World of Colour- I paint my unique view of what I see around me. I find endless inspiration from nature, stories, pattern and colour, Life Drawing and, of course, the work of great painters. As you see , the subjects I paint are very diverse and I really enjoy this.

A moody , sunset scene , over the moors in encaustic .Learning a new skill on my artistic journey
A Misty Afternoon – Encaustic

I am Chairman of Barnsley and District Art Society and one of my duties is to arrange a programme of demonstrations and workshops with professional artists (and talented amateurs!) Of course , this gives me a great excuse to visit exhibitions and open studios and try out new techniques in workshops, in order to make links with many artists. In fact , I recently tried my hand at encaustic art with Karen Davies. See above for my very first attempt!

Northern Fringe Artists

Flood – for the 100 Objects exhibition with Northern Fringe

I am also a member of the Northern Fringe Gallery collective of artists – it gives me great pleasure to discuss themes and ideas with other artists. We exhibit our work in galleries a couple of times a year. Actually , our next one is at 35, Chapel Walk Gallery in Sheffield in March. The theme is very rich and thought-provoking – Great Yorkshire Writers. Happily , I can indulge my love of narrative painting to the full with this group.

A semi abstract painting of a girl sleeping , painted from life . An example of experimental work on my artistic journey .
Girl Sleeping

Another one of my passions is Life Drawing – I try to go to my group each week. To be honest , I never tire of painting and drawing the figure . Recently , I’ve been trying out some abstract approaches . ( See ‘Girl Sleeping ‘ above. )

Urban Sketching – another stop on my artistic journey

A Sketch in biro of a church in my home town - part of my artistic journey - urban sketching
St. Mary’s.

I really enjoy making quick sketches in pencil, pen and watercolour en plein air , on the spot, so to speak. So I try to get out with Urban Sketchers Yorkshire whenever I can. To ‘ record the world one sketch at a time ‘ as they say .

As you can see, painting and drawing is my life. Have a look at my blog for more insights into what I do. I really hope you enjoy sharing my artistic journey !

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Sold ! ‘ The Caged Bird ‘

Next Steps…

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“The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to ” Frida Kahlo