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.

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.

On retiring, I went back to drawing and painting again, using images from our photographic archives. Also, as both myself and my late husband were touched by cancer, experimenting with different mediums and papers became my way of dealing with the various health treatments and issues over the last few years.

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.

Eye of the Tiger – Acrylics
Eye of the Cheetah – Acrylics
Singing Robin – Gouache
Singing Robin – Watercolour
Female Kingfisher with fish – Gouache
Female Kingfisher – Chromaflow pencils
Blue Tit – Coloursoft pencils
Gannet courtship preening – Watercolour
Little Egret fishing – Acrylics
King Penguin chicks – Watercolour
African Elephant family at dusk – Acrylics
Masai Giraffe at dusk – Acrylics