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

The House by the Sea- 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

Top Withens for the Inspired by Yorkshire Writers 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 Creative Arts Hub in Mirfield, starting this Saturday, 6th November, 2021. 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 modern Madonna and Child sculpture in Wakefield cathedral

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