I had a long career in Perth as a Shopping Centre Manager. I married my husband, Lew - a farmer in the Upper Great Southern and lived there for about two years.
I took up painting fulltime while I was on the farm and had a solo exhibition at Houghton Wines in the Swan Valley in March 2001.

In June 2001, after selling half the farm, we bought ALBANY VIEW STREET LODGE BED & BREAKFAST and have now settled in Albany.

In 2002 we extended the front of the property - the result of which our reception area is part of my studio/gallery. My paintings are also displayed throughout the guests suites and the house itself.


I paint in OIL, PASTEL, ACRYLIC and WATERCOLOUR.

I paint mainly from my own photos and many of my works reflect the vibrant colours of the landscape, seas and rivers of this fragile land but some of my watercolours and pastels require a more delicate touch and sometimes I paint in a more contemporary form.

I am inspired by the stunning SOUTH COAST of Western Australia. I take photos and paint many watercolour miniatures (set into mounts) as well as smaller framed paintings and these prove very popular with our guests as they are easy to pack.

The prices of my paintings are very reasonable and I welcome anyone to come and view them here at View Street.

A phone call first would be appreciated as we could be very busy during mornings.

My telephone number is (08) 9842 8820.

Margaret Dowdell - artist in her studio at View St Bed and Breakfast

Minature Watercolours set in mounts

Watercolours (in miniature and set into mounts) of Albany and the South Coast of Western Australia
Sizes (incl.mounts) 15 x 12cms, 20 x 15cms,
25 x 22cms

Ancient Canyons Series

Set of 3 : "ANCIENT CANYONS " Series.

Medium Oil
(Left to right)
Title: "JUNCTION POOL - KARIJINI NATIONAL PARK. WA"
Size: Framed = 45 x 55cms

Title "DALE'S GORGE - KARIJINI NATIONAL PARK. WA"
Size: Framed = 72 x 59cms

Title: "KALGAN POOL - in The Pilbara - near NEWMAN WA"
Size: Framed = 45 x 55cms

Evening

Title : 'EVENING"

Medium: Watercolour/guache. Pen & Ink.
Sized: Framed = 47 x 56 cms

Unwanted and Deserted

Title: "UNWANTED and DESERTED"

Medium: Pastel
Sized: Framed = 78 x 58cms.

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