Margaret Layton DFA, ATD, RBSA trained at the Slade School of Fine Art, London. She has worked part-time as a teacher in schools, as a lecturer at degree level, and as a lecturer on teacher training courses. She was a tutor for the Open College of the Arts for many years from its inception in 1987. Her work is now mostly in watercolour, but in the past it has embraced oils, pencil, ink, etching and mixed media.
She has exhibited in exhibitions at the Royal Watercolour Society, the RI, the NEAC, Northern Young Artists, and has staged solo shows at Kidderminster Art Gallery, Bewdley Library, and the foyer of the Barbican in London. Her work is held in public and private collections in the UK and abroad.
Margaret is intrigued by exciting contrasts, reflections, patterns, and surprises in nature such as sunlit patterns and striations in rock formations. She loves the strange atmosphere and colours of faraway places. Visits to the icy landscapes of Spitsbergen and Norway have inspired several images.