Artist Statement -

Nothing is what it seems. I am fascinated by the mystery and ambiguity that can come from working with collaged painted papers, and multi-plate printmaking. The initial layering process is usually one of spontaneity and serendipity, and, only later, when the painting starts to take on a life of its own, do I think more consciously about its meaning, the composition, its form and colour. The title is only one way in to reading my pictures, and is merely a proposal: the most interesting aspect to me is what the viewer brings to the understanding of the work.I have a great admiration for Kurt Schwitters, the master of collage, Helen Frankenthaler, master of colour and subtlety, Kandinsky and Miro. I regularly exhibit in London, France and the US.

Artist Exhibitions

East Finchley Open House Weekends 2930 June and 67 July 2019
20 Houses - 70 artists In and around East Finchley, London

Take 4 Islington Artists, May - June 2019
An exhibition with Annie Williams, Brian Innes, and John Ollie
St James Church, Islington, London

ColourscapeBourrasques, 4-5 August, 2018
An exhibition of paintings with Manne Erpeldinger,
La Grange, Verquilleux, Ozolles, 71120, France

Colourscapes, 2nd-17th May 2018
An exhibition of paintings and ceramics, with Jo Pethybridge,
The Fine Foundation Gallery, Durlston Country Park, Lighthouse Road,
Swanage, Dorset BH19 2JL

Colour-full, 6th -28th Jan 2017
An exhibition of paintings and ceramics, with Jo Pethybridge
Barbican Library 2nd Floor, The Barbican, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS

CulturCafe, Ozolles, 71120 France
Solo show Exploring Horizons July 1st - Aug 25th 2016

Burgh House, New End Square, London NW3 1LT, Connecting through Colour, with ceramicist, Jo Pethybridge, 25-Nov - 4 Dec, 2015

The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London, Nov 12-22, 2015

5th Base Gallery, Brick Lane, London, Nov 2014, joint exhibition with ceramicist, Jo Pethybridge, Reflections of Colour

The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London, Nov, 2014

British Foundation for Psychotherapy, London, solo exhibition,Reflections through colour, April-July, 2014

Parallax Art Fair, Chelsea Old Town Hall, Kings Road, London.

Barbican Library, London, May 2nd -25th, 2013, with ceramicist, Jo Pethybridge Expressions of Colour Private View May 1st 6.15 - 8.30

Cork Street Open Exhibition, London, 2012

Islington Arts Society,Group exhibition, The Original Gallery, Hornsey, London,Nov. 7th-24th, 2012

Femmes Artistes, Oz en Oisans, Isere, France, 15th-20th July 2012, group exhibition

CulturCafe, Ozolles, Saone et Loire, France, 12th Aug-7th Oct 2012, solo exhibition

Les 3 Femmes, La Grange, Verquilleux, France, 5th-7th August 2011, 3 artists.

Femmes Artistes, Oz en Oisans, France, 11th-15th July 2011, group exhibition.

Islington Arts Society,Group exhibition, The Gallery, Stoke Newington, London,11th-22nd May 2011. Group Exhibition.

Upper Street Art, The Crypt, St Marys Church, Upper Street, Islington,London, 18th Dec, 2010. Group exhibition.

Islington Art Society, The Original Gallery, Hornsey,London, 3rd-14th Nov, 2010. Group exhibition.

Islington Art Society, The Gallery, Stoke Newington,London, 15th-20th Dec 2009. Group exhibition

Islington Art Society, The Original Gallery, Hornsey,London, 28th Aug-12th Sept, 2009. Group exhibition

CulturCafe, Ozolles,Saone-et-Loire, France, 2 Aug- 13 Sept 2009 Lart pluriel de Margaret Thompson Solo exhibition

La Grange, Verquilleux,Saone-et-Loire, France, 3 Femmes installent leurs oeuvres, 8th-9th Aug, 2009, With Manne Erpeldinger and Gill Perry

Mediatheque, Chauffailles,France, Feuillete de surfaces 30th June-1st Aug,2009
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Artist Collections

My works are in private collections in Los Angeles, New York, Buffalo, Washington DC, New Haven, Conn, Darien, Conn, as well as Moscow,(Russia), Venice (Italy), Paris,Argenteuil, Lille, Lyon (France) and London, Brighton and Rugby (UK)....

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