Margaret Walty

Margaret Walty

Born 1952, in Geneva, Switzerland, of a Scottish mother and a Swiss father. Lived in Lebanon, Singapore, Algeria and Spain before returning to Geneva to study jewellery and silversmithing at the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs.

I now live in the south of Scotland and concentrate entirely on painting. My subjects are botanical, nature and fantasy, which I exhibit through my website and at galleries across the UK and abroad.

Amongst others, I have exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, the Broughton Gallery in Lanarkshire and the Jardin Botanique in Geneva, with the Society of Women Artists, the Royal Society of Miniaturists, the Society of Botanical Artists, the British Science Fiction Convention, the World Science Fiction Convention and the World Fantasy Convention, and yearly from 2008 with Spring Fling, the Dumfries & Galloway Open Studios event.

I have illustrated books on subjects as diverse as tree peonies (‘Peony rockii and Gansu Mudan’), Celtic astrology (‘The Celtic Lunar Zodiac’), children’s stories, rhymes and poems  (‘The Last Slice of Rainbow’,‘The Elves and the Shoemaker’, ‘Hush, Little Baby’, ‘Tales of Fantasy and Magic’), and science fiction (‘Greenworld’).

I have been awarded RHS Silver-Gilt medals (2001, 2002, 2005 and 2015), RCHS Silver-Gilt medal (2016), RHS Gold medals (2007, 2010) and RCHS Gold medals at BISCOT (2011, 2013).



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