Margot Stinton

Margot was born in the Staffordshire. United Kingdom. Her career began in 2009 when she studied for a Foundation Degree in Creative Arts Practice at Hereford College of Arts. The keys themes in her work are: portraiture and abstract art. Margot works with oil on canvas. Her style varies from Realism in her portrait work to Abstraction in her non-representational work. Some of her skills are realistic drawing; from memory and imagination. Knowledge of art materials and their use; knowledge of the rules of perspective; knowledge of golden proportions and composition skills. She currently lives and works in Herefordshire.


Artist’s Statement

I was born in the United Kingdom. Studied for a Foundation Degree in Creative Arts Practice,

The kind of art I produce is portraiture and abstract paintings. I am inspired by the great Masters from Titian and Van Dyke, Rembrandt and Picasso to Mondrian and Kandinsky. I want to capture people and their interior life and the motions of the mind. Initially, i decide what I am going to paint, close up of the face, head and shoulders or full portrait and how I will do that. I prepare by buying the materials necessary to complete the idea. For example size of canvas, colour of paints and size of brushes. I will begin by making a sketch of the idea, in the studio, with pencil and paper. From there I watch it progressing from an initial idea to a finished piece of artwork. This takes time to emerge as I am trying to capture an interior concept, I cannot see where I am going or how it will look when finished. Experimentation is a big part of the process. Once it’s finished decide what it will look like on display when framed. Abstract art is art that does not attempt to represent an accurate depiction of a visual reality but instead I use shapes, colours, forms and gestural marks to achieve its effect. The process is different for abstract work. I really enjoy the non-representational aspects of abstract artwork.

Masquerade in Red “Masquerade in Red”

Portrait made with oil on canvas.

Woman with Earring and Necklace “Woman with Earring and Necklace”

Portrait of a woman in oil on canvas.

Man in Robe and Beard on Grey background “Man in Robe and Beard on Grey background”

Painting made with oil on canvas

Robin Redbreast with Hand “Robin Redbreast with Hand”

Painting made with oil on canvas.

Embrace the Light “Embrace the Light”

Portrait painting made with oil on canvas.

Highland Bull “Highland Bull”

Portrait of a Bull made with oil on canvas.