About me

My name is Margot, I am a Southampton-based fine art printmaker, working from my studio at home in what was my children’s playroom. I work on a hawthorn press which gives me the flexibility to work with both intaglio and relief printmaking.

My inspiration comes from the colour and pattern found in the natural world.

Images for my prints are from watercolour sketches and photographs taken in my garden, walks with my dog Hector or snorkelling.

Bio / Qualifications

All my prints are hand printed and each piece is an original artwork created by me.

I make mostly Lino and Etching prints, depending on the image I am creating.

Each of my prints are part of a limited edition, every print has its own number within the edition.

All my prints come mounted and wrapped in cellophane for protection. I don’t always print an edition in one go, so occasionally I will need to print to order. This usually takes about a week.

Due to the hand-made nature of my work, the numbers in a print edition may vary slightly in colouring.

2019 Opened my own Printmaking Studio

2019 Diploma in Fine Art Printmaking – Red Hot Press, Southampton

2018 Membership of Cowprint Printmakers Group

2018 Foundation in Fine Art Printmaking – Red Hot Press Southampton

1986 – 2017 Window dresser / Visual Merchandiser

1985 Margot Eardley Designs – Designed made & exported exclusive jumpers to the Dutch market

1983 Diploma Fashion & design

1982 Fine Art Foundation – Southampton School of Art

Societies & Exhibitions

2023

Cowprint Printmakers

Portsmouth Printmakers

Artful Collective

Society of Designer Craftsmen

Ruby Jones Home Farnham

Titchfield Arts & Craft Exhibition Titchfield

St Barbs Annual Open St Barbs Gallery Lymington

Winchester Print Fair Nutshell Gallery Winchester

Cowprint Exhibition Sir Harold Hillier Gardens Gallery Romsey

Hampshire Open Studios Artful Collective Spudworks Sway

Portsmouth Praintmakers Jacks House Gallery Portsmouth 

Southbank Printmakers Mini Print Open Southbank London

Artful Christmas Fair Hilliers Arboretum Romsey

Impress At Christmas Fisherton Mill Salisbury

Trio Milford Forest Arts centre 

2022

Committee Member Cowprint Printmakers Group

Member Portsmouth Printmakers

Royal Cambrian Academy Annual OpenConwy Wales

Art in Mind Brick Lane Gallery London

Into The Wild Chalk’s Gallery Lymington

St Barbs Annual Open St Barbs Gallery Lymington

Cutting a Fine Line Gods House Tower Southampton

Winchester Print Fair Winchester

Transformations Exhibition SDC Bankside Gallery London

Ruby Jones Home Farnham Surrey

Member Artful Collective

The New Forest Wayzgoose Printing Fair Brockenhurst

Portsmouth Printmakers Exhibition Jacks House Gallery

Cowprint Printmakers 10th Anniversary Exhibition

The Foyer Southampton City Art Gallery

2021

Royal Cambrian Academy Annual Open

Conwy Wales

St Barbs Open

(Highly Commended)St Barbs Museum & Gallery Lymington

Red Hot Press Printmakers 2021
Hilliers Gardens Gallery
Romsey Hampshire

Derby Print Open

Virtual Exhibition

Allen Gallery Open

Alton Hampshire

Mayflower 400 Print Exchange
Gods House Tower Gallery, Southampton

Three Print Makers
Artisans Now! Oxmarket Gallery, Chichester

Member
Society of Designer Craftsmen SDC

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