The Society of Bluffton Artists Gallery welcomes Margaret Crawford as featured artist from September 8 through October 4. Originally from New Jersey, Margaret and her family have vacationed in the Lowcountry since the early seventies, eventually moving to Hilton Head full time. An accomplished painter, she truly loves the South and is inspired to interpret her beautiful surroundings on watercolor paper and canvas, motivating her to share her latest work in this show called Southern Skies and Southern Ties.
Margaret, especially known for her dramatic watercolor florals, has an appreciation for all artistic styles and has expanded her art interest lately from watercolor and oil to also include acrylic painting and collage. As she says “it is so exciting to be in this area because there as so many opportunities to learn and experiment with different media.” And it seems she is the master of any medium she tries her hand at as you’ll see in this lovely exhibit.
Margaret received her training at the Pittsburgh Art Institute, Carnegie Mellon University and The Art Students League in New York City. She has also taken classes and workshops with many noted artists and continues to be involved in, by taking as well as teaching, classes and workshops at SOBA and the Hilton Head Art League. She is a popular instructor and demonstrator and has juried both state and national exhibitions. She is a signature member of the New Jersey Water Color Society (President 1998-2000); The Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, NYC where she served as Painting Chair, Slide Chair and Dinner Chair; the National Association of Women Artists, The American Artists Professional League; The South Carolina Watermedia Society. She now serves on the Board of the Hilton Head Art League. Margaret has had 16 one-person shows and been involved in many multi-artist exhibits. She is currently represented by the Oceanside Gallery in Belmar, NJ and The Artist’s Café in Spring Lake, NJ. Locally you may see her work at the SOBA Gallery, the Hilton Head Art League, and at her unique co-op La Petite Gallerie on Calhoun Street in Bluffton.
Please join us to meet Margaret Crawford, enjoy her captivating “Southern Skies and Southern Ties,” and the work of over 100 other member artists, at an opening reception with refreshments, Sunday, September 13 from 3-5 pm.