Margaret Rhodes Artist 1921-2018


Margaret Rhodes Artist 1921-2018

Born in Motueka, Margaret inherited an interest in art from her father’s family and painted her first landscape watercolour at the age of nine. Margaret is a self-taught artist and became a working member of the Nelson Suter Art Society at the age of 16.

Margaret lived in Motueka until she married in 1978. After marrying she lived for a few years at Waipara, North Canterbury before moving to Queenstown.

 Although she has painted extensively in the United Kingdom during several visits there, her main subjects have been landscapes in the South Island of New Zealand. She also specializes in painting animals.

In past years Margaret was a regular exhibitor in the National Bank Art Awards and an award winner.

Margaret’s work is represented in collections in New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States of America, Australia and Japan

Margaret stopped painting around 2004 and has been described as one of New Zealand’s most notable watercolour artists.