Margaret Green is a favourite Suffolk artist who is greatly collected and admired for her depictions of domestic interiors and tranquil country life.
East Anglia has always been an artists' haven. The huge open skies were an obvious attraction for the early Norwich School artists but also the Bushey School of art pupils particularly Harry Becker, George Clauson and of course John Arnesby Brown. Margaret Green loved to paint the Suffolk coast and her beloved garden which she had carefully cultivated since purchasing the property in the 1950’s
Margaret Green was born in Hartlepool, Co Durham, the elder of two daughters of a stock-taker in a local steel plant. Her father was a member of the local art club and once Margaret had decided, at 16, that she wanted to be a painter, she had parental support. She attended West Hartlepool School of Art she won a scholarship to the Royal College of Art, 1944-47. She was a star pupil, winning Henriques and Travelling Scholarships, a Silver Medal and Painting Prize.
She taught at Walthamstow Art School, eventually to be recruited to the Royal Academy Schools and proved an inspiring teacher. They bought an ancient, thatched cottage at Onehouse, near Stowmarket, Suffolk, while always retaining a base in London. By clearing overgrown gardens running down to the River Rat they created a carefully planned, largely self-sufficient garden. This produced not only flowers and vegetables, quince wine and their own beer but also for Green a compelling subject. Lionel Bulmer and Margaret were great plantsmen. During the summer they always set aside part of the day to work in the garden,
Over the years, Margaret Green's work was acquired by numerous private collectors and a string of notable public and corporate collections.
WANTED - We are always looking to acquire work by this artist so do contact us if you are looking to sell one of her paintings.