Painter mainly in oil, some gouache, teacher and illustrator, born in Yorkshire. She gained a Reading University fine art degree in 1954, an external master’s from Leeds University, 1956. William McCance was a notable teacher. Taught for two years in a girls’ school and part-time at Christ College Boys’ School, Brecon, Powys, where she lived, for three years. Freelanced in book illustration and graphics and “started painting seriously in 1975”. Was a member of RCamA, also taking part in group shows at Albany Gallery, Cardiff. Margaret Stevens was mainly known for her solo exhibitions all over Wales, several dozen pictures being transported and hung free by herself and her husband. She worked on the spot in all weathers and was noted for her paintings of grass – flowerscapes, trees and a towpath series also being toured.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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