Margaret Walty

Painting & Drawing • Red Route

I paint in acrylics and oils in many thin glazes to achieve effects of luminosity and intensity of colour in my varied subjects, inspired by myth and fairytale, by the landscapes of the Borderlands, and by my small jungle of a garden.

Images of studio
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My Practice

I paint nature, fantasy and botanical subjects, in great detail. I am increasingly combining the three facets of my inspiration to explore the boundaries between fantasy and reality, to reawaken in the viewer a childhood sense of wonder.

Tools & Materials

I work at my easel, surrounded by reference sketches and my own photos. I paint mostly with sable brushes, in acrylics on illustration board or heavy paper, both hot pressed for smoothness, and in oils on fine grained canvas or sanded wood panels.

Examples of work
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Spring Fling Activity

Visitor numbers permitting, I will be demonstrating at intervals throughout the weekend, and I’m always happy to answer questions about tools and methods.
Older works will be on sale at reduced prices, unframed.

Spring Fling Friends Offer

Discounts for Friends of Spring Fling

Studio 92


10 George Street, , Langholm, DG13 0AE



My studio and gallery comprise the stairs of my house and most of the upper floor, There are also two steps up to the front door, so regrettably wheelchair access is not possible.

  • Stairs


  • Toilet
  • Family Friendly
  • Credit/debit cards accepted
  • Open through the year by appointment

Visiting my studio

Masks to be worn inside the house please, if Covid is still active.
The low river wall just outside the house is lovely as a picnic seat on a sunny day.

Evening Openings

Fri / Sat

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