About

Artist Profile - Margaret Petchell
Margaret Petchell

Art Background - Margaret Petchelle
I have always drawn faces, a fascination which evolved into an interest in make-up artistry.​
I have been painting for the last 16 years, as well as working as a make up artist/stylist in the Television Commercial World.
I began in my home studio by painting grand scale portraits of women inspired by the work of the renowned Italian photographer, Paolo Roversi.
A phone call to his  “Studio Luca” in Paris, requesting the right to copy his pictures brought the affirmative yes, “no one has ever asked me that before”.
During my artistic career I have explored a range of subject themes as pictured below.

Portrait Series Examples - Margaret Petchell
Sir Ed painted from a Nth and Sth cover we shot at his home   Honor Fraser painted from Paolo Roversi photo
 
    Tribal Woman by Margaret Petchell
 
 

Flower Series Examples - Margaret Petchell
Acrylic on board
Flower Series Examples

Flower Series Examples

Flower Series Examples

Moroccan Door Series Examples - Margaret Petchell
Inspired after travelling to the East
Moroccan Door Series Examples    Moroccan Door Series Examples
My love of detail, colour, and passion for creating beauty gives me a great sense of achievement.
The art of the old masters and Pre-Raphaelites has always captivated me.
I practiced technique by replicating their masterpieces.

Old Masters Studies - Margaret Petchell
Detail of Gustav Klimt  (painted onto a door)​  Detail of Frederick Lord Leighton study (Acrylic on canvas)

 

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