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Artwork of the Week - 16th February 2015.

Posted by Union Art 16/02/2015 0 Comment(s) Artwork of the Week,

Margaret Clarkson - Bat and Ball.

Working mainly in watercolour Margaret Clarkson is an accomplished and well respected artist. She was born in Rotherham and lived and trained there until she went on to study at Bromley College of Art in Kent. She was then an art teacher for many years in South Yorkshire.

Much of Margaret Clarkson's current work has evolved from the enjoyment of observing people and their surroundings. Remembering the pace and detail of growing up in the 1940’s - 50’s Margaret Clarkson has produced a number of limited edition prints depicting family life from the post-war period. Bat and Ball, as always with Margaret's work captures the essence of life in bygone days; nostalgia tinged with humour to create a very appealing image. This Signed Limited Edition Print is an edition of just 200 and features a family enjoying games at their beach hut. Her paintings make people smile as they remember how life used to be.

Margaret Clarkson’s nostalgic art has been described a powerful and important historical record of life in Northern working class households in the 40’s and 50’s. She has had several exhibitions throughout the North with her pictures featuring in regional and national magazines. Margaret was a finalist in the Fine Art Trade Guilds awards for the Best Selling Published Artist in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010. Commissions have included book illustrations, designs for greeting cards and prints for the York Theatre Royal restoration fund.

The full collection of Signed Limited Edition Prints by Margaret Clarkson can be found at Union Art.