Margy cruickshank has been artist all her life and has drawn, painted and used all manner of fabrics and mediums to give expression to her surroundings, emotions and experiences. She recently returned to her creative pursuits and began to explore new mediums, new techniques, larger canvases, papers and pastels. Her painting style is based on realism, but with a responsiveness to the senses, so all her representations elucidate different responses based on an individuals personal contexts.
Ms Cruickshank studied art under renowned teacher Sue Richter, and with the famous Flying Art School run by the University of Queensland’s Mervyn Moriarty. Most recently she has studied with the renowned Maxwell Wilks and Jean Francoise Rochecouste. She had dreams of becoming an art teacher, however, life, marriage, children and droughts interceded. She did continue to pursue art, with many of her early works held in private collections throughout the Eidsvold, Biloela, Theodore and Banana areas.
Publication – Eidsvold’s Past – a series of historic pen and ink drawings of early buildings in the gold rush township. The publication was sponsored by the Eidsvold and District Historical Society and featured works by artist Margy Cruickshank and some historic photographs of early life.