MUSE # 11 - Margaret Westcott, Mother as Muse with her daughter Sophie & grand daughter Georgia
Photography by Anna Westcott + Stephanie Westcott
What Is your favourite thing about slow mornings with your children and grandchildren?
I always enjoy my mornings with a cup of tea and the welcome visits of my daughters and now granddaughter, seems to be a natural way of beginning the day all sitting in bed.
Three generations of women. What have you learnt from little Gigi and what do you love about her most?
Little Georgia brings an immeasurable joy to my life. I'm not sure what i've learnt but its pure joy to be apart of her life.
Your watercolours are so emotive. What are your suggestions for doing watercolour?
My philosophy is any one can draw its easy just pick up a pencil and a piece of paper. It's all you need.
Your work is influenced a lot by your natural surroundings, what inspires you about Pearl Beach?
I've lived in Pearl Beach for about five years. I am inspired by the landscape surrounded by sea and national parks. Taking a walk or spending time sketching in the bush it is always for me, a refreshing experience.
We love your female forms. What do you like about sculpting the female busts?
For quite a time, i've enjoyed drawing from life, and old art friend told me once, its is the essence of all drawing. I am continually drawn to the female form and i find expressing this in clay is most satisfying. I doing doing female forms with big bottoms!
We love your day bed, what a magical spot to relax and read. What are you reading at the moment?
I am really busy at the moment so I am picking up novels that have found their way into the house. Currently it is a book written by the late Ruth Cracknell and her experience with her husband Eric whilst on holiday in Venice.