Margaret Burnell

Camusdarach beach, Arisaig, by Margaret Burnell

Margaret Burnell first submitted to the Christian Aid Clarkston Art Show in 2014, and she won the Artists’ Prize in 2020.

Camusdarach beach, Arisaig, by Margaret Burnell

I have always been interested in art and after many years working in education and teaching, I now devote my time to my own painting and drawing. I particularly enjoy figurative work, and draw inspiration from, for example, John Singer Sargent, Egon Schiele and more contemporary artists such as Alan McGowan and Joan Eardley

Seashore Cottage, by Margaret Burnell

I use a range of media including oil, acrylic, pastel and/or mixed media for my landscapes and flowers. I am influenced by the Scottish Colourists as I admire their interesting textural brushwork, their vibrancy and use of light and shade.

I have studied portraiture and advanced drawing and painting for a number of years at Glasgow School of Art and have undertaken many courses, both here in the UK and abroad in a range of disciplines.

My travels in France and Italy have given me the opportunity to paint and enjoy the open countryside and freedom of expression.

Sand Dunes and Grasses, by Margaret Burnell

I am, at present, Secretary of the Glasgow Southern Art Club and a member of Eastwood Art Club and also organise life drawing classes which run every week at Wasps Studios in Glasgow.

I very much enjoy the interaction and stimulation achieved through meeting and working with other artists and learning from them. This has given motivation to continually improve and experiment as well as an enduring interest in art.”

Margaret Burnell
Tiree Coastline, by Margaret Burnell

All paintings are for sale. Medium used: oil for all paintings except ‘Sand Dunes and Grasses’ in acrylic.

By Christian Aid Clarkston Art Show

The Christian Aid Clarkston Art Show will, in 2021, be running for the 41st time. 2021 will see us venturing online for the first time, making for an exciting year ahead for the team of volunteers making this event happen.