Welcome to the gallery
Margaret Morgan Watkins



Artworks for Sale

Click on the titles or images below to view artworks of your favourite subjects. 

Commission Work
Commissions vary a great deal according to your needs. Margaret is very happy to talk to you about what might be possible.


Margaret has always been interested in art and, in particular, painting.  She was very lucky growing up to have wonderful teachers, very innovative and progressive. Mrs Zeiker, whose husband designed stain glass windows for churches, and priests garments would have the girls painting to music. With Mother Marcella they would go on walks around the grounds of Genazzano with sketch pads in hand, checking out the beautiful purple shades thrown by the shadows in Cyprus Walk.

When her children were at kindergarten she took up oil painting, tutored by Ron Reynolds and Marion Bruere. Ron would have a box of black and white photographs for us to select our subject matter from; resulting in an exciting night of tonal painting. The Sunday morning field trips to places like Pound Bend (in the middle of winter); Warrandyte were fun.

Margaret later took watercolour lessons from Julie Ford at Mitcham Art Society, where she became Treasurer and Secretary for several years prior to moving to Kilmore in 2001.

Margaret had 2 years of watercolour tuition from David K Taylor, and has attended workshops and been tutored by such noted artists as Alvaro Castagnet, Amanda Hyatt, John Orlando Birt and Joseph Zbukvic to name a few.

Margaret would enjoy visits to Harold Freeman’s studio in Brunswick watching the mosaic murals taking shape and casting an eye over David Jack and Joe Attard’s oil landscapes when the late Harold Freeman was State Artist.

Margaret joined Seymour Art Society after moving to Kilmore, where she was public officer, secretary and promotional co-ordinator for a few years.

She paints in watercolour, silk paint, oils or acrylic, and occasionally has a dabble in pastel.

Margaret joined Woodend Art Group in 2011 and is Secretary.  She holds classes and workshops in the group’s studios at the Woodend Railway Station complex.


Margaret has received awards judged by such noted artists as Carl Anderson, David K Taylor, Tim Jones, Richard Chamerski and Kevin Boucher. Many of her paintings have been purchased by interstate and overseas buyers. She has been commissioned to paint Australian landscapes in watercolour for hanging in Malaysia.

She has received many awards for paintings hanging in many local art shows.

Some awards include:

  • Highly Commended at the Woodend Art Group’s Annual Art Show 2023 for oil painting titled ‘Pete the Busker’. Judged by Maxine McKee.
  • Highly Commended at the Woodend Lions Exhibition March 2020 for oil painting titled ‘Old Trestle Bridge across the Goulburn River in Seymour’
    – judged by Jill Rivers & Llael McDonald.
  • Best Oil and 2nd place Watercolour at a show in Seymour in October, 2016
  • Highly Commended for an oil painting, ‘Sunset’ exhibited at the Woodend Art Show in November 2016. (Judged by Tim Jones).
  • Best Oil in Show, Broadford Art Show 2015 (judged by Karolyn Mitchell).
  • Honourable Mention at The Art Beyond the Divide Art Expo in Seymour for a silk painting. (judged by the Assistant Curator of the Benalla Art Gallery).
  • Honourable Mention for a silk painting at the 2013 Kilmore Art Expo. (judged by Richard Chamerski).
Please email or phone Margaret should you wish to purchase any of the available works, or for details about commissions