Art Education at GSA set me on my journey of teaching and making art, now working full time from my own studio in the remote Bays of Harris, my home village of Quidinish , Finsbay.
i love working in watercolour, experimenting and mixing media.Japanese woodblock printing learned at Edinburgh Print workshop ,is something i experiment with, enjoying the transparency of watercolour paint in the process.Etching is new technique i hope to explore this year.
It was good to have work accepted in two RSA Exhibitions recently as I live remotely,working outwith the mainstream art world.
Awarded residency in Collioure France, at the invitation of the Muncipality of Collioure and L'Association Charles Rennie Macintosh, Roussillon.
Exhibited with Royal Society of Painters in Watercolour at the lillie Gallery Milngavie in 2016
I was born in one of the most beautiful environments in the world, with my roots going back many generations on Harris and near by Islands. Gaelic was my first language. I love and have a sense of being part of this landscape, the rocky Bays of Harris contrasting with the west Machair land strewn with white sand beaches, the mountains, wild flowers, man's mark on the crofting landscape of feannagan (lazybeds) and peat cuttings, the ebb and flow of the sea, the changing light, all inspire me to paint.
My work is shown at my own studio and one or two other places in the Hebrides. Work leaves my studio/gallery in Harris to all parts of the world.
Travels abroad have been to France, Italy ,Spain, Switzerland, and Canada.
CV. Margarita Williams
Art Education at Glasgow School of Art
Group and Solo Exhibitions
2016 Lillie Gallery RSW Group exhibition
2015 Morven Gallery lewis
2014 Holmasaig gallery
2013 Japanese woodblock prints Mountains of Harris Holmasaig Gallery
2013 Royal Scottish Academy Edinburgh Exhibition of selected work by Society of Scottish Artists
2013 Holmasaig Gallery mixed media exhibition (three artists)
2012 Royal Scottish Academy Edinburgh. Exhibition of selected work for Contemporary Scottish Artists and Architects
2012 Harris Mountain festival -Beanntan Na Hearadh Japanese Woodblock prints at Holmasaig Gallery
2011 An lanntair Japanese woodblock prints
2011 Wild Flower paintings at Seallam Northton
2011 Exhibited with Uist Arts Association in Taigh Chearsabhagh
2010 St Kilda Work at Seallam Northton
2010 Garyvard, South Lochs with other artists and then Rendezvous Gallery Aberdeen
2008 Exhibiting new work at Holmasaig, Quidinish and Seallam, Northton
2007 Opened Studio Gallery at Holmasaig, Quidinish, Harris,part-time
2006 Holmasaig Studio Gallery, Quidinish, Isle of Harris solo Exhibition
2005 Seallam, Northton Isle of Harris. Solo Exhibition “Machair”
2005 Skoon Art Café, Geocrab, Isle of Harris
2005 Plockton Gallery Summer Exhibition
2004 Morven Gallery Isle of Lewis
2003 Plockton Gallery Summer Exhibition
2003 Seallam Northton Isle of Harris pre Christmas solo exhibition
2003 An Lanntair Isle of Lewis “Grinneas Nan Eilean”
2003 Leader Award to travel and carry out art workshops in Harris -“Art In Harris “project.
2002 Morven Gallery Isle of Lewis
2002 Seallam Northton Isle of Harris “Bontanas Ris Na Hearadh"