Margaret Thomas works primarily with interior spaces, where she constructs still lives using bottles, fruit, flowers, and cloths resting on tables and chairs. Her well considered compositions play with perspective. Her view point may be above a table with objects, or looking down along the floor, or through a window into an open space.
Margaret Thomas studied at the Slade School of Fine Art and in 1938, went on to study at the Royal Academy Schools where she studied under Thomas Monnington and Ernest Jackson. Her first solo show was at the Leicester Galleries, London in 1949 and she was the winner of the Hunting Group Award for the Oil Painting of the Year in 1981. Throughout her career, her work has been included in many established collections, such as The Royal Collection, the Government Art Collection and Bath University.
- Artwork Details: 61.3 x 51.1cm
- Material description: oil on canvas
- Credit line: © the artist
- Theme: Still Life
- Medium: Painting
- Accession number: AC 144