Observational drawing and a fascination with pattern and detail in the natural and man made world form the basis for the paintings and prints Meg Dutton produces.
She lives and works in London but frequently travels abroad to collect source material for her work, and to absorb the essence and culture of the places visited.
The images for her prints and paintings are often constructed from a compilation of various photographs and drawings. She has a particular fascination with Moorish Architecture as well as with the history, intrigues and legends of past times in those places visited.
She was born in Gateshead in 1951.
- Leicester College of Art, Pre-Diploma Course. 1969 – 1970
- Chelsea School of Art, Diploma in Art & Design. 1970 – 1973
- Brighton, Art Teaching Diploma. 1973 – 1974
She taught art part-time in various schools and collages until summer 2000.
In the 1980s she became involved with printmaking and etching- as another way of developing her drawings, and was a member and chairman of Southbank Printmakers in the 1990s.
In 2001 she was elected to The Royal Society of Painter Printmakers, (RE), where she served on council for many years and was Vice President of the society from 2009 to 2013.
She has won awards for watercolour painting and for printmaking from…
- The West of England Academy
- Printmaking prizes from The Bankside Gallery
- The Mall Galleries – Originals Exhibition
- Alfred Daniels Award from The Royal Society of British Artists
- Hahnemuhle Award for works on paper – from The Royal Society Of British Artists.
She has work in The Victoria and Albert Museum and The British Museum in London.
The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, and The Royal Collection of Her Majesty The Queen.
She regularly shows work in galleries in this country and abroad.