Maggy is a British painter, largely self-taught, who loves to paint contemporary portraits and abstract landscapes. Typically working in mixed media, mixing gesso, oil and acrylics and more, her search is not to paint reality, but rather to describe a sense of person or place. Often working intuitively, one mark following another, always searching for balance and form. Her work is often influenced by poetry - such as the wonderful work of the late Kathleen Raine. She seeks not to paint the surface image, but searching for the hidden feelings within - the unspoken narrative. Similarly, her landscapes are not representative - but rather offer a sense of place, one which has been distilled over time from memories and feelings, gathered together in her extensive hoard of sketch books. These small books provide a private memory bank of her travels - not just of colours and textures, but also of the feelings and senses of the solo traveller. In the last twelve years, Maggy’s work has become regularly selected, hung and sold in major national competitions and exhibitions. These include the Royal Institution of Painters in Watercolours and the Society of Women Artists, both held at the Mall Galleries in London. Her work has also been bought by private collectors and has also been selected and exhibited in the Broadway Arts Festival; Little Buckland Gallery; the Fosseway Artists, the Sue Ryder Hospice, and Blockley Art Society.