Margaret McWethy is an Impressionist painter with a lifelong interest in art and the natural world. She paints the scenes that surround her, but her real subjects are the brilliance of light and the rhythms of nature.
Margaret studied art history and biology at Swarthmore College. Since graduating in 1977 she has sought teachers who base their art on training, careful observation and understanding. Nationally known portrait artist, Cedric Egeli, master colorist, Henry Henche, Impressionist, John Ebersberger and sculptors, David Farrell and Stephen Perkins have all been influential teachers who have helped Margaret learn the skills and discipline she needs to express her personal view of nature. Though their disciplines are different-drawing, painting, and three-dimensional form- their philosophies are similar: only through diligent development of vision can truth be re-created. The pursuit of knowledge to enhance her 'seeing' of the world has become an ongoing journey for Margaret.
Margaret's background in the sciences tends to make her approach a blend of the analytical and the intuitive. "I like the idea of reducing things into parts to see how they work, then reconstructing and editing, not with the object of reducing problems to formulas but to reach some real understanding with which one can then begin to create."
Margaret McWethy is a native of Annapolis, Maryland. She currently lives in Massachusetts with her husband and young son. Margaret teaches workshops at The Cape Cod School of Art in Provincetown and she is also featured in two books, Paint the Impressionist Landscape by Lois Griffel and Capturing Radiant Color in Oils by Susan Sarbeck. Margaret's work has been exhibited internationally.