ARTHUR, Margaret J

1930 - ?

As Margaret J. Gane, she was born at Bristol in 1930, daughter of Reginald Herbert Gane and his wife Doreen née Hannabuss, who married at Bristol in 1930. Margaret began her career at Cambridge School of Art 1949-1950 before going onto Chelsea College of Art and Design 1951-1953 where artists Prunella Clough and Ceri Richards were influential tutors and were a guiding force in Margaret's subsequent interest in landscape, she also attended the Académie Julian,Paris in 1955. She married at St Ives, Huntingdonshire in 1959, Jonahan R F Arthur, who was born in Wales and, after devoting much of her time to teaching and bringing up a family in the 1970's and 80's, Margaret returned to full time painting, firstly in Kent, before moving to Suffolk in 1989. For much of her career she has been interested in the landscape, its shifting light, interplay of colour and the architectural structures framed within it. Margaret works in her studio at 'Fortune', Hill Road, Southwold, on the Suffolk coast, her painting informed by the constantly changing environment around her. She works in both oil and acrylic and produces work which is varied in size and dimensions. Her work is exhibited regularly including at the Phoenix Gallery, Lavenham; Heffer Gallery, Cambridge; Heal's Gallery, London; Drian Gallery, London; Gallery 44, Aldeburgh; Halesworth Gallery, Halesworth; Woodgates Gallery, East Bergholt and Buckenham Gallery, Southwold.

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