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About me

Kia ora, welcome to my website.  I am a painter, illustrator, mural artist and art educator living in Aotearoa, New Zealand.

All things Aotearoa inspire my artwork.  I love painting detailed artworks that feature Aotearoa's natural world.  My painting process includes gouache, watercolours and acrylic paint.  I enjoy building textures, depth and detail in my work.  It is a sweet moment when the painting arrives.

I am a well seasoned children's picture book illustrator with over 15 books I have illustrated. I have over 20 years of experience teaching visual arts in schools and other settings. I have enjoyed artist in residence programmes, Creatives in Schools programmes and exhibiting my work.  Mural work is also becoming an important and enjoyable part of my art practise.

Join  me on social media to see what new projects I am working on and ideas I am developing.  I enjoy your feedback. 

Ngā mihi nui


Margaret Tolland

Photograph by Jac Lynch

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