Should we ever find ourselves without artists, we will be the poorer for it. We are a testament to the skill of creating distractions away from the complicated, layered world we live in. We observe and present the conundrums of the human condition. And we love it, with all its challenges.
My paintings are a balance between striving for beauty whilst reaching towards reality. I use the process of painting to gain a better understanding of what life brings. It is my thinking place. Sometimes it just keeps me company. In my work, you’ll find love, sorrow and hope, in no particular order. By putting this collection into a public domain, it takes it towards a conclusion and moves me on to the next one.
Margaret Archbold is a visual artist based at Wasps Artists Studio, in The Briggait, Glasgow. Working under the name Garter, art plays a major part in daily life. She was born and raised in Glasgow. Graduating with BA(Hons) Fine Art from Glasgow School of Art in 1994, she has responded to and embraced the shifting landscapes ever since. A return to the Southside of Glasgow, in recent years, has resulted in old stories, familiar views and new work. Subject matter, processes and practice constantly evolve as narratives present themselves.