Maggie Tweed MSDC

Mixed Media

About Maggie
Maggie is a contemporary mixed media textile artist and tutor. Her one-off pieces are characterised by their interesting textural surfaces and semi-abstract interpretations in which the mood and atmosphere of the subjects are the key elements she seeks to capture. Her main sources of inspiration arise from coastal and rugged landscape observations - and from Nature - recorded in sketch books, and through notes and photographs. Maggie designs and makes commissioned pieces for interiors, exhibits widely and also has work in private collections in the US and Australia as well as the UK.
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Maggie's work is primarily influenced by the stunning landscape of the Pembrokeshire coast where she grew up and continues to visit often. Her semi abstract pieces explore the moods and atmosphere of the places she observes and records. Sketchbooks, notebooks and photographs provide a rich source of inspiration which inform much of her work.

Using various combinations of paint, print, inks, stitch and mark making she explores the nature of the constantly changing surfaces within the ocean & landscape, caused by dramatic changes in the weather, light and seasonal variations. Working on canvas, handmade papers, collaged bases etc her textural approach through combination of mixed media techniques is also a key feature in her work.

As an experienced Further Education and workshop teacher, she encourages students to explore new and exciting possibilities within their work by challenging the norm and pushing boundaries to achieve this.

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New Workshops - 2020

Maggie has recently set up small group Mixed Media Workshops in her new studio in Tring. These are currently on hold due to the Covid-19 situation, but will hopefully soon be back up and running.

Please contact Maggie if you would like further information via email.

Recent Exhibitions

Pop-up Gallery at own studio, Tring, Hertfordshire, November 2019

Joanna Field Gallery, Solo Exhibition, 'Out of the Blue', Pembrokeshire, April 2019

'Out of the Blue', Solo Exhibition, Oriel Y Parc, Visitor Centre St. David's, Feb-March 2018

'Simply Pembrokeshire', Solo Exhibition, Oriel Y Parc Visitor Centre St. David's, Jan-March 2016
Upstairs Gallery, Berkhamsted, Herts 2013, 2011
Lovers' Light Gallery, Twickenham, London, 2013
Chelsea Old Town Hall, King's Road, London, Untitled Artists Fair, 2011
Chelsea Old Town Hall, King's Road, London, Untitled Artists Fair, 2009
' Inspired by 1950's', Univeristy Middlesex with Herts Visual Artists Missenden Abbey, Solo Exhibition & Foyer exhibitions, Bucks, 2008/09/10
The Gallery, The New Library, High Wycombe, Bucks - Missenden Tutors Exhibition
Open Studios, participant, various years, Bucks & Herts

Private Commissions
Interior spaces for Private Clients: UK & USA

Professional Membership
MSDC, Member of Society of Designer Craftsmen, 2007 - present
LSDC, Licentiate 2002-2007

Over 25 years experience teaching adults in Further Education and Private Workshops
Talks and Workshops to Textile/Art groups
Tutor at Missenden Abbey, Bucks
International Festival of Quilts Academy Workshops

Collagraph /Printing - Herts University
Dip.Stitched Textiles - Berkshire College
C & G Creative Studies Parts 1 & 2
Post Grad Diploma in Education - Brunel University
Cert. Ed. Huddersfield

Artist in Residence - Nant-y- Coy, Pembrokeshire 2014

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