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Many of the images are painted with soft pastel and include portrait commissions.
If you're interested, please feel free to make informal contact.
The price of a single subject sized 58x65cm is £385
Please note; all images are copyright
I became a member of the Pastel Society of France in July 2011
Participated in the exhibition 'Drawn', Stornoway
March 2006 onwards
Work exhibitied in various venues locally, including annual participation in 'Grinneas nan Eilean', An Lanntair arts centre, Stornoway
Selected by the Societe de Pastellistes to exhibit at the European Pastel exhibition, Limoges, France.
(Main pastel festival of the year, attracting 20 000 visitors July-September)
'Moments', Callanish centre Isle of Lewis
Work exhibited in Pastellistes de France exhibition, Atrium gallery, Paris
Participation in the exhibition of works of life drawing, 'Exposed', An Lanntair Arts Centre Stornoway
Work exhibited in Eastgate Centre, Inverness
Participation in Art Fair, Strathpeffer Pavilion, 26th to 29th November 2009
Grinneas Nan Eilean, exhibition An Lanntair gallery, Stornoway
Prizewinning portrait exhibited at `It's All About Art`, London
Art Fair, Strathpeffer Pavilion
Exhibitions Limoges (Feytiat) Paris and Tournus with the Pastel society of France
Prizewinning painting 'Wait' exhibited at "It's all about Art", London (SAA)
Art Fair, Strathpeffer
Grinneas nan Eilean, Stornoway
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
Exhibited at Strathpeffer Pavilion Art Fair
I've led workshops in portraiture since 2008
Annual workshops with master pastellist Ken Paine
Regular classes in Glasgow School of Art.
Modules completed with 'Open College of the Arts'
Life drawing classes (An Lanntair Arts Centre)
Prizes and Awards
Named Amateur Artist of the Year by the SAA (Society for All Artists)
Received the 'Prix d'Honneur' from the Societe de Pastellistes de France at their first European Pastel Conference
Awarded the 'Framers Prize' at annual exhibition of the Art Society of Inverness
First prize winner, Wet Canvas 'best of Wet Canvas' competition (portraiture)
'The Psalm Singer'
Winner of Society for all Artists Artist of the Year
Winner of Society for All Artists Artist of the Year
Finalist FASO Bold Brush art competition
Winner of Professional Artist of the Year 2013, SAA
Winner of SAA artist of the year competition Figure and Portrait Category 2013
Press and Journal 26th December 2007
EUROPE BECKONS FOR GIFTED ARTIST
"A gifted Lewis portrait artist is looking forward to displaying some of her pastels at leading European exhibitions in 2008. She has won two prestigious awards in the process. After attending a three-day international pastels conference hosted by the Pastel Society of France, she collected her second major tribute in the space of a few months.In July, the former Glasgow School of Art student was named the Society for All Artists' amateur artist of the year. She has since been awarded a Prize of Honour during the French pastel society's first international conference, in Paris."
Story Behind the Picture - August 2 2007
"IT'S LIKE going into another world; you go into a creative flow and lose time, it's pure joy," explained local artist Margaret Ferguson, who recently clinched the title of Amateur Artist of the Year in The Society for all Artists (SAA) Artist of the Year competition 2007. The international contest this year attracted over 4,000 entries from across the world, yet it was Margaret's work – entitled Kathleen – which caught the judge's keen eye. Held in Oxfordshire, Art in Action saw the final 35 paintings displayed and enjoyed by over 10,000 visitors"
Profiled in West Highland Free Press May 2009
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