Margaret DEANS

Margaret DEANS

Born in Brighton, Margaret Deans attended Hove County Grammar School and after training at Hastings School of Nursing became a registered nurse in 1964. Subsequently she qualified as a Nurse Tutor, and gained an MA in Curriculum Development at Sussex University. Deans moved to Cornwall in 1987, and now lives and works in the west of the county. In 2010 she completed a BA (Hons) with the Open University in Art History, having taken up painting in 2001. She acknowledges the influences of Howard Hodgkin, Patrick Heron, Matisse and Picasso. She believes it is the changing light that fuels her painting practice, primarily focussed on colour. For her the sense of the Cornish landscape is expressed in abstract shapes.

Margaret Deans' paintings are held in private collections not only in the UK but also in the USA and New Zealand. She is a regular exhibitor at STISA open shows.


Landscape painter in oil, watercolour and mixed media


2005: Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society Members Exhibition

2008: Spring Gallery, Falmouth

2010: Nov Exhibition, Harbour House, Kingsbridge, Devon

2011: May Exh, Port Navas Village Hall

2012: June/July Morvah Schoolhouse Gallery

Open Studios Cornwall 2013; 2014; 2015; 2016; 2017; 2018; 2019

2013: Harbour House, Kingsbridge, Devon (6-18 Aug)

2014: 'Fragments of Time', Harbour House, Kingsbridge, Devon (1-13 July)

2015: Solo show: 'This Landscape' - Salthouse Gallery, St Ives (25 Apr-1 May)

2015: 'Elemental Landscapes', Harbour House, Kingsbridge, Devon (26 June-5 July)

2016: STISA Spring Open Exhibition (23 Apr-24 May)

2016: STISA Christmas Open Exhibition (26 Nov-3 Jan)

2017: 'Living on the Edge', Sandbar, Praa Sands (10 June-17 July)

2017: STISA Christmas Open Exhibition (25 Nov-2 Jan)

2018: 'The Colours of Cornwall', Sandbar, Praa Sands (July) 

2019: Spring Art Fair, Lizard Art Co-operative, The Stable Yard Gallery, Trelowarren (7-28 April)

2019: 'Under Western Skies', Sandbar, Praa Sands (23 July-27 Aug)

2019: Imagine Falmouth, Falmouth Art Gallery (23 Nov-18 Jan)

2020: Sandbar, Praa Sands (31 July-6 Sept)


Constantine Art Society

Penwith Society of Artists (Associate)


Hoyle, H (June 2013 Women Artists in Cornwall 'Open Studios Cornwall 2013 - Margaret Deans and Julia Cooper'