Margaret Egan was born in New Ross, Co. Wexford, Ireland. Although qualified as a draftswoman she continued her education at the National College of Art in Dublin and studied under the famous Breton, Yann Renard Goulet, RHA. She now lives and works in Dublin and has been exhibiting her work in both oils and watercolours to much critical acclaim.
Her themes range from still life to haunting portraits of a physical yet mystical Ireland as she focuses on what she calls the language of the land and its history. Margaret draws inspiration from everyday life and events. She’s excited by the undercurrents of feeling that run throughout peoples’ lives which she feels is reflected in their environment and landscape.
In the last ten years Margaret has held solo exhibitions in Dublin, Cork, England, France and New York. Her work, shown regularly at the RHA in Dublin, has been exhibited throughout Ireland since 1984 and features in private collections in Ireland, Britain, France, Germany, Canada and USA.