Margaret uses etching, dry point and engraving and prints from a steel or card matrix. The prints are coloured by inking the plate in the ‘à la poupée’ method. The editions are usually small as one has to repeat the process of painting the colour onto the plate accurately to produce prints that can be considered to be repeats. She also prints monoprint type. These are the most painterly of the printmaking processes and allow greater spontaneity in the production of the image and all prints are a one off.
Margaret’s work includes images of people, landscape, wildlife, the sea and the machines we use. They are images of a changing environment and of movement. Her work expresses the fragile and transient qualities of the environment and of humanity. Through images of dance, music and nature she expresses our enjoyment of the moment.