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Artist Margaret Ferguson


An example of fine art by Margaret Ferguson

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Biography







Artistic Statement 


"My artistic inspiration comes from the deep connection I feel with the people and the land of the North West of Scotland. My experience of art continues to be joyful and rewarding"




Prizes and awards

Society for all artists

Amateur Artist of the Year 'Kathleen' 2007
Portraiture Category 'Nan' ` 2010
Portraiture Category 'Wait' 2011
Professional artist of the year 2013 'Firelight'
Portraiture Category  2013 'In the Gloaming'
Other awards
'Prix d'Honneur' from the Societe de Pastellistes de France at their first European Pastel Conference 2009 'Mary MacKenzie'
Framers' Prize' Art Society of Inverness 2010 'The storyteller'
First prize winner, Wet Canvas 'best of Wet Canvas' competition (portraiture) 2010 'The Psalm Singer'
Finalist FASO Bold Brush art competition December 2012 'Patience'
 
Exhibitions 
March 2006 to present  Work exhibited in various venues locally, including 'Drawn', and 'Grinneas nan Eilean', Stornoway
2008 European Pastel exhibition, Limoges, France (Societe de Pastellistes)
Work exhibited in Pastellistes de France exhibition, Atrium gallery, Paris 
Exhibition of life drawing, 'Exposed'  Stornoway 
2009  Work exhibited in Eastgate Centre, Inverness November 
November 2009 to 2016  Participation in Art Fair, Strathpeffer Pavilion
2010 Prizewinning portrait exhibited at `It's All About Art`, London
2011 Exhibitions Limoges (Feytiat) Paris and Tournus with the Pastel society of France
Prizewinning painting 'Wait' exhibited at "It's all about Art", London (SAA)
2012 Exhibited 'Iris' at 'Love Pastels'', ICA Mall Galleries London (Pastel Society annual exhibition)
Presentation of painting 'Winter in the Blackhouse', Royal College of General Practitioners Edinburgh
2013 Prizewinning paintings 'Firelight' and 'In the Gloaming' exhibited SAA "It's all about Art" event, London
2015 Dol Fodha na Greine paintings exhibited Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh
2018/19 Iolaire exhibition, An Lanntair, Stornoway
March 2019 Iolaire paintings exhibited Scottish Parliament.
 
Artistic training
Regular classes in Glasgow School of Art.
Modules completed with 'Open College of the Arts'
Life drawing classes (An Lanntair Arts Centre)
Eight annual week long workshops with master pastellist Ken Paine 2007-2014
 
Dol Fodha na Greine
In October 2014 I was commissioned by Comunn Eachdraidh Nis to create artwork  to mark the centenary of WW1.

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