A Master Pastelist with the Pastel Society of America and award-winning member of the American Impressionist Society, Margaret Dyer has made her living for over 20 years selling her work and teaching workshops. Margaret has lived in and around Atlanta, GA, since her family moved from New York in 1960. She attended the Atlanta College of Art at the High Museum of Art and furthered her studies under painters Roman Chatov and Kate Fetterolf.
Margaret Dyer has been exhibiting her vibrant, sensual pastels since 1988, when upon entering her first international exhibition, she won Best in Show. After finding continued success in the fine arts, she left behind a 15-year career in graphic design to pursue what she felt was a less stressful and more meaningful lifestyle, that of creating works of lasting beauty.
"At a moment in 1970, when a model dropped her robe and stood naked in front of a class of wide-eyed eighteen year old art students, I found something in life I loved - the challenge to draw the living, breathing, continuously moving landscape of the human body. What started out as a challenge quickly became a passion. Ten years later, when I happened upon an artist’s dynamic pastels at a local exhibition, I knew I had discovered my medium"- Margaret Dyer.