The main focus of Margaret Crawford's watercolors is the play of shadow on flowers. She paints blossoms dramatically and larger than life. Her backgrounds develop in an abstract manner. The main subject is completed realistically through the use of subtle glazes of transparent color. Other favorite subjects are gardens and architectural details. She finds material for her paintings in towns up and down the East Coast.

Margaret has juried both state and national exhibitions. She has given many workshops in New Jersey and South Carolina and has become a popular demonstrator.

She is a signature member of the New Jersey Water Color Society, Having served as President; The Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, where she served as Painting Chair, Slide Chair and Dinner Chair; the American Artists Professional League; The Society of Bluffton Artists; the Hilton Head Art League; and the Beaufort Art Society.

Margaret has won many national, state and regional awards.

Ms. Crawford received her training at the Pittsburgh Art Institute, Carnegie Technological Institute, The Art Students League and she has taken workshops with many fine painters. Margaret’s main interest has been watercolor but she also paints in oil, acrylic and pastel.

She is currently represented by Oceanside Gallery in Belmar, N.J. and the Hilton Head Art League Gallery, Hilton Head, S.C.