Margaret and her family have been vacationing in the lowcountry since the early seventies and now lives here full time. She has come to love the South and the many parts of it that make it so special.
Margaret has expanded her art interest from watercolor and oil to also include acrylic painting and oil/wax. She says “it is so exciting to be in this area because there as so many opportunities to learn and experiment with different media”.
Margaret, who is especially known for her dramatic watercolor florals, has an appreciation for all artistic styles. She is currently painting mainly in acrylic. She has juried both state and national exhibitions, has taught many workshops through New Jersey and South Carolina and has become a popular demonstrator. She taught an ongoing watercolor class at the Guild of Creative Art in Shrewsbury, NJ, to beginner and intermediate students. She has also taught watercolor classes at the Hilton Head Art League Art Academy on Hilton Head.
Margaret Crawford is a signature member of the New Jersey Water Color Society (President 1998-2000); The Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, NYC where she served as Painting Chair, Slide Chair and Dinner Chair; the National Association of Women Artists, The American Artists Professional League; The South Carolina Watermedia Society and she has served on the board of the Hilton Head Art League.
She is very excited to have recently partnered with six local artists – in a co-op art space, LaPetite Gallerie.
Margaret received her training at the Pittsburgh Art Institute, Carnegie Mellon University and The Art Students League in New York City. She has also taken classes and workshops with many noted artists.
The artist has had 18 one-person shows and been involved in seven multi-artist exhibits. She will be exhibiting in September with the Art Beyond Tradition Group at Honey Horn Plantation.
She is currently represented by the Oceanside Gallery in Belmar, NJ and The Artist’s Café in Spring Lake, NJ. You may also see her work at the Hilton Head Art League and the Society of Bluffton Artists in South Carolina and of course at her unique gallery in Bluffton.
You may reach Margaret directly by e-mail: email@example.com or by calling 732-233-2498.