founded in 1927 
Margaret Eccleston B.A (Hons.)  
 
Margaret grew up in Worcestershire. She graduated from Birmingham College of Art with a 1st class B.A. Hon. Degree in Printed Textiles. Margaret went on to achieve a Post Graduate Art teachers Diploma with distinction from Birmingham University.  
For the early part of her career, Margaret taught art in a Girls Grammar School.  
From 1988 – 1994 Margaret had her own studio near Dartmouth, Devon from where she ran and tutored regular workshops and holiday courses.  
Margaret moved to St. Ives in 1994 where she worked extensively from the stimulating coastline and landscape. During this time, she exhibited with St. Ives Society of Artists, and also hung work in The New Craftsman, The Penhaven Gallery and The Printmakers Gallery. Margaret also enjoys the privilege of working with The St. Ives School of Painting alongside her contemporaries and passing on her enthusiasm to visiting students.  
Margaret feels as much at home with large pastels or oil paintings as with smaller watercolours or pen and ink drawings. Exploring new subjects and media are the challenges that Margaret enjoys. Having moved to Modbury, Devon in 2005, the undulating landscape, open moors and trees will offer never-ending stimulation; however, Margaret will also continue to find inspiration from her love of hens, cockerels and farm animals!  
As a printmaker Margaret produces colourful monoprints and collographs which contrast withsome of her more atmospheric work.  
 
Exhibitions 
 
1995 Penwith Gallery Associated Members Exhibition 
1996 Porthmeor Printmakers Associated First Anniversary Show.  
Associated Members Porthmeor Printmakers Festival Exhibition. 
The Glass House Gallery, Truro 
The Towan Gallery, Newquay. 
1997 Penhaven Gallery, St Ives. 
The New craftsman, St Ives 
Printmakers Gallery, St Ives. 
1998 Penhaven Gallery, St Ives. 
The New craftsman, St Ives 
Printmakers Gallery, St Ives. 
1999 St. Ives Society of Artists. 
Penhaven Gallery, St Ives 
The New craftsman, st Ives 
Printmakers Gallery, St Ives 
Associated Porthmeor Printmakers Print Workshop, St Ives. 
2000 Contemporary Print Show, Barbican Centre, London. 
Group exhibition Mariners Gallery, St Ives. 
Solo Exhibition, Gordes, Provence, France. 
Penhaven Gallery, St Ives, 
The New craftsman, St Ives 
Printmakers Gallery, St Ives. 
St. Ives Society of Artists. 
Penwith printmakers 
2003-4 Working in San Diego, California. 
2005 St Ives School of Painting Tutors Exhibition, 
Mariners Gallery, St Ives 
2006 Hope Cove Festival Weekend, Devon. 
St Ives School of Painting Tutors Exhibition, Mariners Gallery St Ives 
 
Exhibiting has been rather limited since 2005 due to physical difficulties. However, Margaret has still been busy! She has produced a book: “Days in St Ives” (available from the Tate Gallery) a collection of note cards entitled, “Free range” and a calendar for 2009 with individual coloured illustrations for each month. Margaret has also held exhibitions close to her home in Modbury at local festivals. As for January 2010 creativity is back in full swing!