Margaret Turton

Margaret Turton first studied art at Eastbourne College of Art and Design and then went to Canterbury College of Art where she studied graphic design and illustration. Over the years since she has kept up her passion for painting and has strived to produce images that capture the nature and character of Sussex.
She has built up a considerable portfolio of paintings depicting landscapes and seascapes of the East Sussex area.  For many years she worked solely in gouache watercolours but in 2010 she began to experiment with acrylics and looked for more unusual views and details from the environment around her. She aims to master special effects of light and shadow, form and texture, experimenting with new additives and mediums. Margaret is also driven by the need to conserve our environment, to celebrate our heritage by recording it for future generations and encouraging others to value the changing landscape around us.
In 2012 she was featured in a book ‘A Picture of the South Downs’ (Art from the South Downs National Park) by Terry & Christine Timblick. She was also filmed for BBC Countryfile as she painted a picture of Beachy Head Lighthouse and was interviewed by Matt Baker, highlighting the campaign to repaint the iconic lighthouse.
Her paintings have been sold through local galleries and exhibitions over a period of twenty-five years and she is now able to offer a collection of signed prints and cards as well as her ever changing collection of original paintings.

Margaret Turton
Margaret Turton at work

Margaret Turton first studied art at Eastbourne College of Art and Design (now demolished) and then went on to Canterbury College of Art and Design where she studied graphic design and illustration. Over the years since she has always kept up her passion for painting and has strived to produce images that capture the nature and character of Sussex. Her paintings have been sold through local galleries and exhibitions over a period of twenty-five years and she is now able to offer a collection of signed prints and cards at events and galleries around East Sussex.

In October 2012 Margaret Turton was filmed for an episode of the popular British TV series, Countryfile. The feature highlighted the local campaign to raise money to repaint the famous red and white stripes of Beachy Head lighthouse.
Margaret was asked to paint two similar paintings of the lighthouse, one with the iconic stripes and one with the paint fading to grey as if it had been left derelict for several years. Margaret completed the 'grey' lighthouse painting as she was being interviewed by presenter, Matt Baker.

Testimonials:
'Your paintings are all special everyone should have one in their house!' K Stevens

'Yesterday I picked up your watercolour painting from the Hydro and I must say I am really delighted with it and have hung it up already in the room which I have recently decorated. I have been looking for something like it for sometime and your painting really caught my eye. I should imagine sometimes it is hard to part with your lovely work when you have spent so much detail putting it together - but is has certainly come to a good home ! ' B Jenner

'Just to let you know that the picture arrived this morning, am very pleased with it.' S MacPhail

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