Margaret Morris was born in Sedbergh, Cumbria and spent her childhood in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales on the farm that her family had worked for four generations. Encouraged by teachers and influenced by her father, an amateur water-colour artist, she gained a place at Harrogate School of Art in 1960.
She continued to draw and paint whilst raising her family of four children and it was during this period that she became interested in etching. In 1989 she returned to Art School first to York then to Bradford to study for a BA in Art & Design. After graduating in 1997 she returned to Bradford College and gained an MA in printmaking.
Margaret is strongly influenced by her immediate surroungings and whilst at college in Bradford became interested in the urban landscape producing a series of silkscreen prints and two artist books. The journey between home and city became a source of inspiration, resulting in some large abstract carborundum prints.
Now back in the rural environment her work is inspired by the natural landscape, in particular the western dales. Attracted by the wild slopes of the Howgill fells and the open moorland above Dent she returns to these places that inspire her work and her attachment to them plays a central role in the creative process.