New! Thursday Drawing Classes

September 10, 2018 Archives, News, Uncategorized

Drawn to Nature I ( Introductory) & Drawn to Nature II (Intermediate to Advanced)

Drawn to Nature I – Introductory Level

These classes are for those who wish to work on building basic drawing and shading skills. The focus will be nature with concentration on learning about drawing tools and how to use them to progress from lines to shaded forms to  3-dimensional representations . There will be plenty of demonstrations and individual instruction.

September 27th – October 18th, 2018 – 4 classes – 2 hours each

Thursdays 10am – noon

Cost $80 + HST * ($92.00)

Class maximum: 6

Location: St. John’s studio

* Some supplies included in cost.  A materials list will be sent to participants.


Drawn to Nature II – Intermediate to Advanced –

These classes are designed to hone observational skills and advance drawing mastery using the offerings of nature as our subjects. The focus will be on making use of graphite to expand from basic lines to drawings with value changes, texture and  3-dimensional effects giving a look of reality. Participants may bring their own more challenging specimens or choose from those presented by Margaret.

Thursdays,  November 1, 8, 22 & 29, 2018 (4 classes – 2 hours each)

Cost $80 +  HST ($92.00) *

Class maximum: 6

Location: St. John’s studio

* A materials list will be sent to participants



Classes 2018

January 29, 2018 Archives, Uncategorized

This information is for those of you who might be considering a class with me this winter. If anything does pique your interest you can contact me at or 709 753 2643. Classes refer to regular, weekly sessions, as opposed to workshops which are single ones or two day events. These classes all focus on different aspects of drawing and painting.  Continue reading →

My Painting – a WINNER at the Arts & Letters Awards

May 16, 2017 Archives, News, Uncategorized

My painting was a Winner!
The Arts & Letters 2017 Exhibition at The Rooms, St. John’s NL

I was thrilled enough to learn that my entry to the Arts & Letters Awards Program had been chosen for exhibition at The Rooms in St. John’s, NL (April 26 – May 14th, 2017) but now I’m more excited to tell you that my painting was chosen as a winner in the Visual Arts category.
My watercolour “Spring Lookout” depicts those early shoots of a fir branch, still tightly bundled together, and backed by the harbour entrance of my hometown of Fermeuse, NL. I’m sorry I don’t have an image to attach but when I submitted it just in time for the entry way back in November, there was no time for a proper scan or photo. I’ll add it to my site in a few weeks.