Margaret  and her family have been vacationing in the lowcountry since the early  seventies and now lives here full time.  She has come to love the South  and the many parts of it that make it so special.


Margaret  has expanded her art interest from watercolor and oil to also include  acrylic painting and oil/wax.  She says “it is so exciting to be in this  area because there as so many opportunities to learn and experiment  with different media.” 


Margaret, who is especially known for her  dramatic watercolor florals,  has an appreciation for all artistic  styles. She is currently painting mainly in acrylic. She has juried both  state and national exhibitions,  has taught many workshops through New  Jersey  and South Carolina and has become a popular demonstrator.  She  taught an ongoing watercolor class at the Guild of Creative Art in  Shrewsbury, NJ, to beginner and intermediate students. She has also  taught  watercolor classes at the Hilton Head Art League Art Academy on  Hilton Head.


Margaret Crawford is a signature member of the New  Jersey Water Color Society (President 1998-2000);  The Catherine  Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, NYC where she served as Painting Chair, Slide  Chair and Dinner Chair; the National Association of Women Artists, The  American Artists Professional League; The South Carolina Watermedia  Society and she has served on the board of the Hilton Head Art League.


She is very excited to  have recently partnered  with six local artists – in a co-op art space, LaPetite Gallerie.


Margaret  received her training at the Pittsburgh Art Institute, Carnegie Mellon  University and The Art Students League in New York City.  She has also  taken classes and workshops with many noted artists.


The artist  has had 18 one-person shows and been involved in seven  multi-artist  exhibits.  She will be exhibiting in September with the Art Beyond  Tradition Group at Honey Horn Plantation.


She is currently  represented by the Oceanside Gallery in Belmar, NJ and The Artist’s Café  in Spring Lake, NJ.  You may also see her work at the Hilton Head Art  League and the Society of Bluffton Artists in South Carolina and of  course at her unique gallery in Bluffton.


 You may reach Margaret directly by e-mail: paintwc@aol.com or by calling 732-233-2498.