Margaret Glass is recognized as one of the leading Pastellists of today. She is a past Vice-President of La Société des Pastellistes de Françe and a member of the English Pastel Society.
In 1992 she was awarded the title 'Maitre Pastellist' by La Société des Pastellistes de Françe, only the eleventh artist to receive this distinction. In recent year she has also built up a growing reputation as a talented oil painter, able to capture the light with the same facility as in her pastels.
Margaret is a member of the Institute of East Anglian Artists.
At the Pastel Society's Annual Exhibition in May 2023 Margaret has been awarded the Frank Herring & Sons Award for her painting 'By the Landing Stage' which you can view here.
Some of Margaret's paintings have been on show in the Pastel Society's 2021 Annual Exhibition arranged by the Mall Galleries but of course exclusively online this year.
Margaret was awarded the Caran D'Ache prize for her painting Incoming Tide. Go here to watch a short video of her talking about this painting.
"I tend to choose a subject because of the drama of light on it or within it. Whatever the subject matter may be, the light is what interests me. Light has always fascinated me. A landscape transformed by the sunrise, or light reflected on water, inspire me to paint. In my work I want to point to God the creator, and for people to stop and wonder at the beauty all around us.
"There is a tendency to think that pastel is a delicate medium. It is true that soft subtle shades can be achieved, but it is actually quite robust, so I choose to be bold in its use. I use my pastels in the manner of oil paint working from light to dark and thinking of the pastel stick making a wash of colour rather than line and colour combined."