Margi Batson was born in Rochdale, Lancashire
in 1947 and went to live in Australia shortly thereafter with
her parents and two older brothers. She made her first trip
back to Rochdale in 2002.
Margi says always dabbled in arts and crafts
and a few years ago discovered that she enjoyed painting with
pastels. She enjoys a variety of work including landscapes,
animals, flowers, and portraits and she defines her work as
being “Vibrant Coloured Pastels”. She has also done some acrylics
and coloured pencil work, but at the moment her passion is pastels.
Though she was never formally trained Margi
has been to several workshops in watercolours, acrylics, pastels
and coloured pencils.In 2002 she participated in a 4-day coloured
pencil portrait workshop at Patchings Farm just outside of Nottingham.
Margi Batson is married to John, with whom
she has two daughters, Janie who is 29 and has lived in London
with her partner for 8 years and their youngest daughter Kate
lives in Adelaide, South Australia.
Margi and John lived in Adelaide until 5
years ago when they relocated to Darwin in Australia’s Northern
Territory. Her husband John has never been to the UK but they
hope to make a trip over here together some time in the not
too distant future.
If you are, or know
of any local artists (painters, photographers, potters, sculptors,
etc) located or based in and around Manchester please let us know,
and if appropriate, we’ll try to include them. Contact us directly