‘A painter who distills the essence of a landscape’
Margaret Crutchley's oil and acrylic paintings are interpretations of the beautiful and dramatic locations she discovers.
By means of simplification, balance, bold colour and expressive marks, Crutchley expertly concentrates the visual and emotional experience of a scene onto the two dimensional canvas. Crutchley's compositions move us from dark, towards the light; from the shadow of a tree, or silhouetted branches or hedgerows, to brightly lit areas beyond. Crutchley says that her landscapes 'symbolise movement towards a brighter future'.
Crutchley has been selected for a number of important exhibitions, including the Royal Watercolour Society’s, Contemporary Watercolour Competition, the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours exhibition at the Mall Galleries, The Hertford Open, and she has been a prize winner at the Artsdepot Open.
Crutchley’s work has been shown at the Affordable Art Fair with Wychwood Art, and she is a member of the London Painters and Sculptors Group.