Tuesday, September 28, 2021

If you're in Atlanta (or east of Atlanta)

To register for this class, email Margaret at margaret.dyer@icloud.com 

Monday, September 20, 2021

Two things you might find interesting: Pastel Society of America "Enduring Brilliance" National Exhibition and The Aimee Copeland Foundation.

"Kristin at the Piano," One of the pastels I painted for my Patreon demo was accepted into the Pastel Society of America national exhibition. You can see the show catalog here: https://www.pastelsocietyofamerica.org/49th-annual-pastel-exhibition/

My painting, "A Song Before Dinner, " (9x12 framed oil), has been entered into the silent auction for the Aimee Copeland Foundation fundraiser. The online auction goes live Monday night (tonight, September 20).
Aimee Copeland, you might remember, is the beautiful college girl who at age 24 fell into a creek from a home-made zip line in the west Georgia woods several years ago. She was diagnosed with necrotizing fasciitis, a flesh-eating bacterial infection. While the doctors worked hard to save her life, they had to amputate both of Aimee's hands, her right foot and her entire left leg.
Today she a remarkable inspiration for the handicapped. The Aimee Copeland Foundation Gala Fundraiser will be at the Chastain Horse Park in Atlanta on Saturday, September 25. Tickets and info available at www.aimeecopelandfoundation.org

Thursday, July 29, 2021


Friday, May 7, 2021

Two video demonstrations every month...

 Just a reminder, you can join my Patreon site and receive 2 video demonstrations every month for only $5/month. And you can quit any time. Just saying...

Thursday, May 6, 2021


Thank you, Anne Blair Brown and
American Impressionist Society
for selecting my painting. 

I am humbled after seeing
all the other stunning award-worthy works in the show.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

I have been invited to be the monthly guest Q&A artist in Sandra Burshell's New Orleans Drawing Group, Thursday, May 6. The NODG Zoom sessions are every Thursday, 5:45-8:45pm (Eastern), consisting of a half hour of short clothed poses, followed by 2 1/2 hours of one long relaxed, clothed pose. The informal Q&A session, which starts after a short break (about 8:55pm eastern), usually lasts 30 minutes to one hour.
Artists are invited to join the drawing sessions. There is a $15 model fee per session. I participated recently and it's a delightful group of artists, and it feels like a normal live sketch group. Join us!
Thursdays: New Orleans Drawing Group (NODG)
May 6, 5:45-8:45 pm Eastern-sketch session
May 6, 8:55 pm: Guest Q&A artist, Margaret Dyer

Contact Sandra Burshell: sandraburshell@gmail.com

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

The Booth Western Art Museum, just north of Atlanta in Cartersville, GA, is hosting its annual fundraiser right now, an online auction rather than their traditional gala event. The live auction will be held February 19, 12:00 noon. The silent auction (where you'll find my donation, "Afternoon in Troyes, France") is open now through February 22, 12:00 EST. It's an opportunity to acquire some beautiful work. 

To view the catalogs for both auctions, click here. If you are bidding, good luck!

"Afternoon in Troyes, France" 12"x9" pastel by Margaret Dyer
available at the Booth Western Museum auction


Monday, January 25, 2021

Paintings by my friend, Diana Cutrone.

No these are not mine. I wish they were. They're by my very good friend Diana Cutrone (whose Chicago lawyer, Jack, took her from me and brought her up to cold dark Illinois, where she paints and writes and walks her German Shepherd with Jack). I just want to share her beautiful work with you.


Sunday, November 29, 2020

So glad to be the newest member of this most excellent society of artists and our 3 day exhibition...


The Society of Seven returns with our annual small works show and sale at The Boyd Gallery in Newnan, GA.

Pease join us for a special sneak peak of this highly anticipated show. This private event will open for you next Thursday, December 3rd from 7-9 pm at The Boyd Gallery. We ask that you RSVP for this private party by emailing us at info@theboydgallery.com. As with all shows at The Boyd Gallery in the time of COVID, we ask the you wear a mask inside the gallery. Our doors and windows will be open.

The Society of Seven is: David Boyd, Jr., Charles Cashwell, Millie Gosch, Dana Johnson, Martin Pate, Brenda Sumpter, and introducing our newest member, Margaret Dyer.
If you cannot join us for the private preview, all work will be available on our website starting Friday, December 4th at 9 am.
Preview: Thursday, December 3, 7-9 pm
Gallery hours:
Friday, December 4, noon-9 pm
Saturday, December 5, 10am -3 pm
The Boyd Gallery,
14 E Washington Street
Newnan, Ga 30263

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Join me for a zoom tour of my studio this Monday evening...

Let me show you where I work. The Southeastern Pastel Society hosts its monthly meetings on Zoom now. For the November meeting, we three artists will guide you on tours of our studios. 

Southeastern Pastel Society November Zoom Program
Monday, November 9, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. EST

Time breakdown:  
6:30 p.m. - Social half-hour to talk to other participants and work out technical issues
7:00 - 7:30 p.m. - SPS business stuff
7:30 - 9:00 p.m. EST - Artists' studio tours 

Who is invited:
You are. You don't have to be an SPS member, but the meeting will be limited to the first 100 people who send an e-mail request to attend the meeting. Contact Terry at tmmetzler62@icloud.com to secure your space.

How to join the meeting:
Please send a request e-mail no later than Saturday, November 7.

  • Add November SPS Zoom in the subject line of the email:
  • Provide the following information in the body of the email
    Your name
    Telephone number
    e-mail address
  • Once you’ve signed up, you’ll receive an email that says either:
    November SPS Zoom – Accepted 
    November SPS Zoom – Not Accepted – on wait list

If accepted:

You'll receive another email Monday morning, November 9, providing the Zoom link to the meeting.

Sunday, September 20, 2020

If you're in the Atlanta area October 9...


Sunday, May 24, 2020

See my interview on Instagram

See my interview on Instagram with Hanna Lancaster from River Gallery in Chattanooga, TN. Pay no attention to the fact that I'm 20 lbs. overweight, should have worn heavier makeup, should learn not to be so animated and should keep my hands off my face. I'll know better next time.

And don't forget about my new Patreon site, where you can receive 2 video demonstrations (one oil and one pastel) with step-by-step instructions and reference photo every month for only $5 a month.

Friday, April 3, 2020

I have started a Patreon page. Two video demos in your email box each month. Only $5.

I have started a Patreon page! Every month I will post 2 video demonstrations: one pastel painting and one oil painting, from beginning sketch to finalizing the painting. With each demonstration, subscribers will receive printable step-by-step instructions. Subscribe for $5 a month; upon joining, receive a downloadable pdf of my how-to book, "PASTELS - A Simple Method."

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Workshop at Booth Museum, Cartersville, GA, April 8-10.

There's still room in my 3-day oil painting/pastels workshop at the Booth Museum, Cartersville, GA, April 8-10. Join us!
Kent Mullinax

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Friday, January 24, 2020

Greek Islands, anyone?

We have postponed this workshop due to the current health situation. We'll let  you know when we reschedule. Stay safe, everyone.

The Greek islands, anyone?
I'm planning an October painting workshop with my artist friend, Susan Porges. We're working out the details, so more info to come. Let me know if you want to be on the mailing list. Send me a note to margaret.dyer@icloud.com (I'll need your email address).

Sunday, December 29, 2019

OK. I'm a feckin eejit. I finally figured out how to create a downloadable file of my how-to video. Oy veh. Only about 15 years late (as usual).

Now I have to wait and see if it works.


Tuesday, December 17, 2019

New work delivered to Allison Sprock Fine Art, Charlotte NC.

I delivered these new paintings to Allison Sprock Fine Art in Charlotte, NC, today. Prices range from $900-4,000.

Allison Sprock Fine Art
705 S. Sharon Amity Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

(404) 274-5829
Open by appointment only, please contact Allison via email or phone call to set up an appointment. 

Friday, December 6, 2019

I apologize.

I need to apologize to the people who subscribe to my blog. It appears there is a delay of several hours from the moment I send a new blog post until the post arrives in your email boxes. Sometimes the post isn't delivered until the next day. That explains why, if you followed my link to my 'cleaning out the studio sale', everything was already sold when you got to view them all.

The only solution I can think to avoid this next time is if I place your email address on my MailChimp mailing list (those guys and my facebook friends were the first to get to my sale). Those recipients receive my posts almost immediately. If you want me to put your name on my mailing list, please email me at margaret.dyer@icloud.com.

I am still cleaning out my studio, uploading work to my web site. There's still more to be had. All pastels and paintings will be priced at $100-$150.