Margaret J. Percival

img_4053

Biography
(last update June 2018) 





I was born in Somerset, moved to Surrey in the 70s and then spent many years in Kent. I have now returned home to the west country and live in the beautiful South Somerset countryside. 

Most of my working life has been spent in London, working for some of the UK's largest companies in senior PA roles. All thought of art, my favourite subject at school and college, was put on the back burner until I was fortunate enough to swap my London office desk for a drawing board/easel.  I now work as a professional wildlife artist painting the animals I love.  I am self-taught and work in pastel or graphite.  I always work from my own sketches and photo reference and have met all the animals shown on this website.  

My work is held in private collections in the UK and overseas.  My work can also be seen at the Quex Park and Powell Cotton Museum, Birchington, Kent, which is a world class natural history museum. 

*  *  *

The David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year 2016 Exhibition

The Mall Galleries, The Mall, London, SW1  -  Exhibition dates: 28 June to 2 July 2016 inclusive

"Wonderment" (the chimp shown on my Graphite page) got through to the final round of judging and was included in a folder at this exhibition.  The original has now been sold.  Prints/greetings cards are available.  


'BEAUTY OF THE BEAST 2015' - my second solo exhibition at Lovelys Gallery, Cliftonville, Kent.

My sincere thanks to everyone who visited.  Also, thank you for all your lovely comments, written and oral, regarding my work.

Mx  

* * *

The David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year 2014 Exhibition

The Mall Galleries, The Mall, London, SW1  -  Exhibition dates: 2 - 7 June 2014

'Sumatran Beauty' shown on my Graphite page was shortlisted and selected for inclusion in this exhibition.  This competition was open worldwide to professional and amateur artists.

'Sumatran Beauty' was sold on the preview evening.  Prints and greetings cards are available.

*  *  *

In 2012 Himalayan Beauty, featured on my 'pastel paintings' page, made it through to the final judging in the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year competition.  The competition was open to professional and amateur artists worldwide and the judges consisted of art critics, dealers, conservationists and artists.  The exhibition was held at the Mall Galleries, The Mall, London, SW1, at the end of May 2012.  Himalayan Beauty was included in a folder at the gallery.

(Himalayan Beauty has now been sold - Limited Edition prints/greetings cards are available.)

*   *   * 

London Exhibitions

I exhibit with the Society of Feline Artists at their London exhibition which is held at the prestigious Llewellyn Alexander Gallery. This exhibition is keenly anticipated by cat lovers and collectors around the world.      

 *   *   * 

Limited Edition giclee prints of some of the work on this site are now available to purchase.   Each edition is individually signed and numbered.  See my Print page for details. 

Greetings cards are also available - see my Greetings Card page for details. 
 
*   *   *
 
Regular donations are made to wildlife conservation/animal charities from the sale of my artwork.


*   *   *

SAVE THE TIGER

The tiger is the world's largest cat and is also the most threatened with extinction.  Just 100 years ago 100,000 of these magnificent cats were living in Asia - today it is estimated that less than 3,200 remain. 

Because of mankind's greed, stupidity and ignorance, many of the beautiful animals I paint now face extinction.

*   *   *

  

PLEASE NOTE:  It is illegal to use, copy or print any of the text or images from this website without the artist's consent.


This website will be updated on a regular basis with new work.

Please email me, via my contact page, if you wish to purchase my work.