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.
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