Margaret Uttley was born in Todmorden, West Yorkshire in 1965.
After studying an Art Foundation Course at Percival Whitley College, Halifax, she went to study Fine Art BA Degree at Bristol University.
Margaret married artist David Knight in 1987. They have two daughters Emily & Lauren, both are pursuing careers in the arts.
Margaret’s paintings and drawings offer a range of expressive marks with natural fluidity. A telling history of marks grow together, creating a seductive tonal range and textured surface. Their physical execution generates gesture, atmosphere and drama, drawn not only from a familiar, observed and visually sensual experience to a particular landscape, but also truly affected by her own emotive state. Time spent walking in the landscape feeds both her work and mind.
“A real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands, but seeing with new eyes.” – Marcel Proust (novelist)
Margaret aims to gain a sense of solitude & contemplation in her work.
The drawings and water colours are purist to their medium, she attempts to explore the medium’s diversity and gain as much range in the marks and tone as physically possible. Working in the mixed medium’s enables her to further explore and broaden the mark making process. She goes life drawing most weeks, again using differing medium’s each week. Studying the tension and movement of the human form really helps to sharpen her looking and hand co-ordination skills.
To find out more about Margaret do look at her website