Margaret Jarvis

I have been painting for about 20 years. Having spent a couple of the earlier years under the tuition of a local professional artist, I am largely self taught and still find every painting I do a very satisfying learning curve.   

I have successfully sold several paintings through the Swindon Artists Forum, of which I was Secretary for many years.  I am also a member of Marlborough Artists and Purton Artists, both prestigious Wiltshire art societies.

I am attracted by natural shapes and colour and the way light affects them.  I paint any subject that inspires me, quite often involving flowers, fruit, vegetables, still life and landscapes involving water – lakes, ponds, coastal scenes and waterfalls.  I have particular affection for painting stones, pebbles and rocks.

I accept commissions in my favoured media of acrylic, oil, pastel and coloured pencil, either through Swindon Artists Forum or by email on