A lifetime of painting and drawing

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MARGARET Wilson is showing age is no barrier by presenting a lifetime of painting and drawing at an exhibition at Cooleys Hotel in Moonah.

The exhibition launches on 6 May at 6pm and will run until the end of the month.

It will display various life drawings and landscape paintings that Ms Wilson has done across her long career of drawing.

“I’ve always been interested in life drawing and portraits because when I was a child I was always drawing different people and landscapes,” she said.

“Painting is about trying to create something beautiful – I see a blank canvas and next thing there is a beautiful painting, it just comes out.”

Although Ms Wilson was described as having a natural gift for drawing when she was a child, it wasn’t until she got married that she was able to start drawing regularly.

“My husband bought me a box of oil pants, a canvas and an easel and I thought that was fantastic because I hadn’t been able to afford to buy them – it all seemed to start from there,” she said.

“When I was about five, I drew a Mickey Mouse at our house at Austin’s Ferry – my sister reckoned I could draw like an adult at five years of age.”

Now in her 90s, Ms Wilson said she was excited to showcase her artwork to the community.

“I do it for people to enjoy, they come to see it and they just love it,” she said.

“I just enjoy drawing flowers, wild animals, birds and people.”

Ms Wilson has done previous exhibits in South Australia as well as one at the Moonah Arts Centre two years ago.

Ms Wilson’s exhibition will open at Cooleys Hotel on 6 May at 6pm and be open until the end of the month.

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