Margaret White Artist
Darfield Artweek – RJ Crouch Award 2022
Judges comment – “This is a beautifully executed print, celebrating the more intimate, peaceful, and lesser-known locations of New Zealand in an appropriately traditional manner.“
Arts Canterbury Juried Exhibition – Juror’s Merit Award 2022
For “E.T.A.” – Selected by Juror Jenna Ingram
Canterbury based New Zealand printmaker Margaret White has been honing her printmaking skills for several years. She works primarily from her sketchbook that she takes on all her adventures. Margaret then translates these drawings back in her studio into original limited edition hand-pulled prints.
Margaret is inspired by the beauty of the New Zealand landscape. She loves heading into the outdoors with her sketch book. Sitting still amongst the landscape, she notices details and points of view that might otherwise be missed.
Margaret’s art appeals to those who like her, love the New Zealand landscape. Her artworks bring special places, moments and memories into people’s homes. Margaret takes us along with her on the creative journey by providing rich descriptions with each artwork, filled with the stories and thinking behind her creations.
Margaret’s original limited edition prints celebrate the stunning New Zealand landscape and evoke memories of places visited.
Margaret currently hand-pulls her prints at home using either a small table-top press, or burnishing the print using the back of a spoon. She also sometimes experiments with more unconventional techniques such as the use of a wood vice.
In recent years Margaret has become known for her printed works on tea bags which combine her love of printmaking with the use of pre-loved materials. The process of acquiring the hundreds of tea bags needed for each artwork involves a wider community in her art practice. This has resulted in a unique art form that speaks to people on multiple levels.
View the online gallery to see a selection of work or read Margaret’s blog to read more about her artistic journey. Visit the contact page if you would like to get in touch to find out more about the artist or her artwork.