Margarita is a Gaelic speaker and lives and works in the village where she was born, in the Isle of
Harris in the Outer Hebrides. where her family have lived for many generations, Her painting expresses the wild beauty and drama of the unique, varied landscape, the changing light on sea, land, the crofting environment and its many wild flowers. « Each day is the start of a new adventure in using watercolour, enjoying mixing media and the technique of Japanese woodblock printing.
She lives largely outside the mainstream art establishment, but her paintings go to all corners of the world and her work has been shown at the Royal Scottish Academy. She graduated at the GlasgowSchool of Art and then worked as an art teacher in Central Scotland, including working with children having special needs, before returning to teach on the Islands of Harris and Lewis. In 2009 she opened her own studio/gallery, Holmasaig, Quidinish and became a full time artist in stunning location of remote South East Harris.
Her work is in private collections in the UK. USA, Europe , Canada, New Zealand, Australia and China.
Recent group and solo exhibitions
2017 Fearrain 's Fluraichean Innse Gall solo exhibition at TALLA NA MARA , West Harris
and with other artists at Morven Gallery, Lewis
2016 RSW exhibition at Lillie Gallery, Milngavie
2016 Holmasaig Gallery and Morven Gallery Uist Arts Association group Exhibition at Taigh Chearsabhagh
2015 Holmasaig Gallery
2014 Awarded the Charles Rennie Macintosh Assoc/ France Residency in Collioure , Roussilon , awarded to two Scottish artists .
2013 SSA Exhibition, The Royal Scottish Academy Edinburgh
2012 RSA Contemporary Scottish Artists Open Exhibition Edinburgh
2012 Holmasaig Studio Gallery Isle of Harris
2011 Wild flower paintings at Seallam Northton
2011 Exhibited with Uist Arts Association in Uist.
2011 Holmasaig Gallery changing exhibition Isle of Harris
2011 An lanntair Isle of Lewis: Japanese woodblock prints
2010 Holmasaig Gallery Isle of Harris
2010 Garyvard, South Lochs Lewis with other artists and then Rendezvous Gallery Aberdeen
2010 St Kilda Work at Seallam Northton
2009 Holmasaig Gallery Harris
2008 Holmasaig Gallery and Seallam, Northton
2007 Open Studio Gallery at Holmasaig Harris
2006 An Lanntair, Isle of Lewis “Grinneas nan Eilean”
2006 Holmasaig Studio Gallery Harris
2005 Crosskeys Gallery Perth
2005 Plockton Gallery Summer Exhibition
2005 Seallam, Northton, Isle of Harris. Solo Exhibition “Machair”
2005 Skoon Art Café, Geocrab, Isle of Harris
2004 Morven Gallery Isle of Lewis
2003 Tourist office Tarbert Isle of Harris “Art in Harris “
2003 An Lanntair Isle of Lewis “Grinneas Nan Eilean”
2003 Seallam Northton Isle of Harris Pre Christmas solo exhibition
2003 Plockton Gallery Summer Exhibition
2002 Seallam Northton Isle of Harris “Bontanas Ris Na Hearadh”