Margaret Rowney was born in 1908 and grew up in Hampstead in an
artistic household; her father Walter was an amateur painter, and ran the
family business manufacturing art supplies. Margaret and her father would
regularly walk on Hampstead Heath with their sketch books, spinning a
palette knife to decide which view to paint. This appreciation of nature
and her surroundings underpinned a prolific and unique career, which
this exhibition will examine 20 years after the artist’s death in 1998.
Margaret Rowney’s work will be woven together with that of other artists
in the Burgh House collection, providing a colourful exploration of aspects
of her life and art.