Margery Maskell

Although I am severely deaf, and have been from birth, I achieved GCE ‘A’ levels in Art Painting and Computer Science. After graduating with a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mathematics, Statistics and Computing in 1974, I had a very enjoyable career as a commercial applications (mainframe) systems analyst / software engineer.

After buying a SLR camera in the early 1970’s, as a tool for recording images that would then be used to make up the components for my acrylic paintings, mainly of animals and birds in their natural settings, photography eventually became my main hobby, with natural history becoming my preferred subject.

Both myself and my late husband have been touched by cancer. As a way of dealing with the various treatments and issues over the last 10 years or so years, I went back to drawing and painting again, getting absorbed in experimenting with different mediums and papers.

Being a member of the Bishop’s Stortford Art Society has given me the opportunity to explore further on different techniques, by seeing how other artists work. They have also encouraged me to draw and paint subjects other than nature. I am currently their Membership Secretary and Webmaster.

Fox – Acrylics
Eye of the Tiger – Acrylics
Blue Tit on branch – Coloursoft pencils
Robin – Graphitint watercolour pencils
King Penguins in the snow – Coloursoft pencils
Mute Swan courtship – Acrylics
African Elephant family at dusk – Acrylics
Masai Giraffe at dusk – Acrylics
Shells – Procolour pencils
Impala bucks – Watercolour
Lakeland Trees #1 – Pigment ink
Lakeland Trees #2 – Silver gel pen