About the Artist



          Margaret Elliot, born and educated in England, lived in California, Scotland, Ontario and Alberta, before settling in Vancouver, B.C.  Her professional life was spent in Medical Technology and High School Biology teaching.


          Latterly she has been able to build on a period of early training in Fine Art, at King’s College, then part of Durham University, in the UK. In 1990 she joined the Federation of Canadian Artists in Vancouver and is indebted to them for further training,  development and opportunity.


          She is a full signature member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, SFCA and  the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, CSPWC.






Artist's Statement

          Margaret’s work is informed by a rural background and respect for nature. Her artistic preference is for watercolour and for drawing; her subject areas are the figure and landscape. Her style has evolved as loose, but sophisticated, and reliant on good drawing.

          Her favourite quotes are from J.M.W.Turner. –‘indistinctness is my forte’ and –‘where things are vague, (to) be absolutely accurate about the nature of their vagueness’.