Margaret Huddy’s luminous realistic watercolors have captured the play of light on land and cityscapes. Painting a subject, such an antebellum sycamore tree or the monumental buildings in Washington, DC in the varied light from dawn to dusk helps her study the effects of light. Years of experience working en plein air enable her to capture the quality of light she desires when back in the studio.
This award winning watercolor painter was born in Philadelphia and studied there at the University of the Arts and Moore College of Art. She currently resides in Mc Lean, Virginia and maintains a studio in the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, Virginia where she has welcomed the public and shown her work since 1981.
In 2006 Margaret was granted a residency in Dinan, France where she painted the beautiful Breton scenery for a month. She was artist-in-residence at Glacier National Park and Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore on Lake Michigan. In 2005 she was sent to Paraguay by the U.S. Department of State as an American Artist Abroad while her work hung in the ambassador’s residence. She has participated in the Art in Embassies program for many years.
Huddy’s work has been included in many group and solo exhibitions including The Carnegie Museum, Oxnard, CA, The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA, The Butler Institute of American Art Annual, Youngstown, OH, Watercolor USA, Springfield, MO and the National Museum of Japan in Tokyo to name but a few. Her paintings are included in public and private collections in the USA and around the world.
Ms. Huddy is listed in Who’s Who in American Art and Who’s Who in American Women. Articles about her work have been reproduced in Watercolor Magic/ Artist’s Magazine, The Artist’s Sketchbook and Watercolor 95 and 94/ American Artist and Color/ American Artist. Her paintings are featured in Splash 5, The Glory of Color and The Best of Watercolor by Rockville Press.
Margaret Huddy is a signature, award winning member of the American and National Watercolor Societies as well as the Watercolor USA Honor Society. She is a juried member of the prestigious Washington Society of Landscape Painters. Margaret is retired from the faculty of the Corcoran College of Art and Design, Washington, DC and The Art League School, Alexandria, VA. She currently teaches watercolor painting on cruise ships around the world.