BIOGRAPHY AND  ARTIST'S STATEMENT

 

East Lodge, Dunira, Comrie, Perthshire PH6 2JY Scotland UK

www.MargaretEvansArt.com

TEL - (0044) 01764 670060

 

Qualifications

 

Glasgow School of Art – Diploma of Art ( Drawing & Painting) – DA

University of London    - Art Teachers’ Certificate                      -  ATC

Signature member of Pastel Society of America                            - PSA

Member of Pastel Artists of Canada, Art du Pastel en France & Pastel Society of Spain

Member of steering committee for Landscape Artists International – LAI incorporating International Plein-Air Painters

Est Shinafoot Studio, Scotland based in Perthshire. Art Workshops and International Painting Holidays. Working studio and workshops in pastels, gouache, oils, watercolours, in all subjects. Commissions in numerous private collections for portraits, golf/sporting, landscapes etc.

 

Exhibitions

 

Mall Galleries with Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Pastel Society and United Society of Artists.

2002, 2003,2005 exhibitions at Kelly Gallery Glasgow

2006/2008/ Exhibition at EAS, Broughty Ferry

2007 Exhibitions at Di Rollo Gallery, Edinburgh & Atholl Gallery Dunkeld

2007 Exhibiting at Pastel Society of France Annual Exhibition as International Guest of Honour

2008/2009 Exhibitions at Gallery Eilean Iarmain Skye

2009 /2010 Exhibitions at Ruthven Gallery Auchterarder, Holroyds Gallery Ballachulish, &

Pastel Society of America Annual Exhibition – NYC

2011/2012 Art du Pastel en France – Giverny Annual Exhibition

2011/2012 Pastels by Invitation – Chatham MA USA

2012   Elements 5280 Gallery -  Greenwood Village CO USA

Glasgow School of Art Alumni – Scotland Art Glasgow UK

Landscape Artists International Exhibition – NYC, NY

Green Drake Gallery – Millheim, PA  USA

 

Galleries

 

EAS Studios, Broughty Ferry                                           Gatehouse Gallery Glasgow      

Scotland Art, Glasgow & Edinburgh                                 Gallery Heinzel Aberdeen                                                      

Atholl Gallery Dunkeld                                                     Rowan Gallery, Helensburgh                                              

Greens & Blues N Berwick                                              Holroyd Gallery Ballachulish Torrance Gallery Edinburgh                                              Strathearn Gallery  Crieff                                                 Ealain Gallery Drymen                                

Swanson Gallery, Chesterton IN, USA

 

Written books for Harper Collins, Search Press, David & Charles – featured in numerous international art magazines including UK, USA, Hong Kong, Australia, Norway

Book & dvd  2014 ‘Pastels Unleashed’   with Search Press - now reprinted in French, Italian & Chinese

Teaching videos & dvds published worldwide & broadcast on SKY TV Art Series and www.artistsnetwork.tv

Pastel consultant for Conte UK, Derwent, Canson, Sennelier, Art Spectrum, Winsor & Newton, Dlaer Rowney, Great American Artworks & Terry Ludwig Pastels USA

Former President of Society of All Artists  SAA

International judging for IAPS, PAC & other Pastel Society Awards

 

Workshops annually throughout UK, Europe,  USA, Canada,  Australia.

Only British artist to represent pastel painting at International Association of Pastel Societies, held in New Mexico, USA for the last 10 years – 2013 Convention in  New Mexico  

 

Annual ‘Paintaways’ Holidays organised in France, Tuscany, Venice & Scotland

 

Recent invitational Pastel Workshops

Pastel Artists of Canada  Wasaga Beach Ontario Canada   Sept 2009

Atwell Arts Community  Canning Vale Perth Australia      Nov 2010

South Coast Pastel Society  Moruya S Australia                      “

Deniliquin & Cobram Art Societies NSW Australia                “

Pastel Society of Victoria Melbourne Australia                        “

Pastel Artists of S.Australia  Adelaide Australia                  Dec 2010

IAPS Pastel Convention New Mexico  USA                        June 2011

York Artists Association PA  USA                                       Sept 2011

Pittsburgh Pastel Society  PA  USA                                           “

Green Drake Gallery Workshops Millheim PA USA                “

Hudson River Valley Workshops   NY USA                             “

Pastel Society USA Headquarters ,Gramercy Park New York  March 2012

Debarry Studios New Jersey  USA                                             “

York Arts Association , PA  USA                                               “

Palm Key Workshops SC  USA                                                  “

Art du Pastels en France Annual Exhibition,  Giverny            June 2012.

Hudson River Valley Workshops   NY  USA                      August 2012

Terry Ludwig Studios Colorado  USA                                        “

Pastel Tour Australia & Tasmania                                       October 2012

(Perth, Sydney, Murrurundi, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne & Tasmania)

Palm Springs CA USA                                                             March 2013

Palm Key Workshops SC USA                                               April 2013

 

Forthcoming Workshops for 2013

IAPS Pastel Convention  NM  USA                                        June 2013

York Arts Association  PA  USA                                                   “

 

Debarry Studio   NJ  USA                                                              “

Abiquiu NM USA                                                                   October 2013      

Terry Ludwig Studio Colorado USA                                     November 2013

 

Artist’s Statement

 

Through my teaching & travelling worldwide, I have learnt to express myself through my work with bolder tone & colour, & through the inspiring artists that I have met along the way throughout the world.

My influences have widened, my style has loosened and I continually source new ways to express myself as a painter, whether through my love of pastel, my sketches in watercolour, or in oils.

Much of my life has been spent promoting and endorsing pastels as a truly serious & worthy medium for artists, and  they continue to inspire & excite me whether used in dry or wet techniques. It is gratifying to see pastels finally being accepted as a serious painting medium & I'm proud of my involvement in this progress.

 

From 2014 I have continued to promote pastels and teach invitational workshops internationally, and home time concentrates on my development as an artist,  painting full time in the studio

 

My thanks go to all the artists worldwide who have supported & believed in my teaching, and continue to help me grow as an artist - I look forward to our future adventures together, travels into the unknown, and continuing our PAINTAWAY programme, as well as now offering ART MANAGEMENT SERVICES to other artists with their own students, organising Paintaways for th

 

 

 

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