ART PORTFOLIO            Margaret Hammond                

I am Margaret Hammond, my husband and I moved to Acklington village in December 2002.

When we were due to retire my husband David arranged for me to go on a week’s residential watercolour course for beginners. I had never done any painting or drawing before but always had a desire to have a go. I enjoyed the course but soon realised, I was the only true novice. Later I joined a group of people who met together to paint and they were a real inspiration. I look back on their artwork with awe at the wonderful work they produced, many of them selling at exhibitions that were held.

When we moved to Acklington I joined the Warkworth Art Group who were so welcoming and we have become great friends, having workshops and outings to exhibitions.  When the Thursday morning Acklington Art Group was formed I joined and it has proved very successful. We have workshops and it is good to meet together and generally encourage each other. 

Most of my better work has been when I have been inspired by flowers or scenes on holiday or local views when light has captured a view in a different way.  Workshops and art classes have enabled me to experiment with different mediums and techniques.  Art has helped me meet a desire to paint.

Come along and join us on a Thursday morning from 10.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.