Well known Ararat artist Margaret Wright now resides at Parkland House, Willaura, and generously allowed East Grampians Health Service to show her wonderful watercolours in its third Virtual Art Show on the EGHS Facebook page.
Margaret studied at art school in Melbourne, winning a prize in her final year, but then followed nursing as a career.
She travelled the European continent and while there couldn’t get enough of the art galleries and art shows.
When in Ararat Margaret took up painting lessons with Mandy Hyatt who taught watercolour at the Town Hall. She also went to Horsham to learn how to paint with oils.
Later Margaret taught art at the Community Centre and adult literacy at Aradale.
Margaret has had exhibitions in Melbourne at ‘Catanochs’, and both the Ararat Art Gallery and the Gum San Chinese Museum.
When asked what it was that inspired her, Margaret said, ‘Beauty, shadows, looking at and observing nature, buildings and people’.