Margaret Ayton has been a keen observer of animals and wildlife
since childhood, using photography to "capture the animal's
individual personality, its character and its mood. "
Following the death of her husband, Margaret challenged herself
to find new ways of expressing the interplay of instincts and emotions, first working in watercolour before discovering the versatility of pastels.
Working from her extensive library of photographs and the study
of both wild and domestic animals she tries to portray the animal's thoughts and feelings.
Margaret also enjoys painting seascapes and landscapes.
For many decades the sale of Margaret's photographic prints have
raised money to fund the care and education of Tibetan Refugee
children in India. Proceeds from her artworks are also donated to the Tibetan children's village at Chauntra.
Margaret lives in South Norfolk and regularly exhibits locally.