Margaret Thomas

Margaret Thomas was a lyrical painter essentially in the English tradition.  Her key influences were Braque and Philip Wilson Steer and the creative tension produced between these two giants led to what she termed as ‘a long tug-o-war’ in her studio.  The happy result was a flow of evocative pictures, underpinned by robust draughtsmanship and deft, almost abstract design.

Working solely in oils, and always indoors, Margaret Thomas painted commonplace subjects (flowers, interiors, water-dominated landscapes) which were rendered extraordinary by her singular vision.