Maggie Cochran is a Hampshire based coastal landscape painter who draws her inspiration from the wild Cornish coast, which she visits as often as she can, and from the Solent shores near where she lives. She is always drawn to that threshold between land and sea and by the ever-changing light over it. The weather plays an important part in her work and she is never happier than when sitting on a beach battling the elements while trying to capture the essence of how it feels to be there.
Her preferred medium is water-based oils and she loves the accidental that can happen when working with them. When possible she prefers to paint en plein air, which gives an energy to her work. Her paintings capture a phenomenological sense of being in that landscape with the prevailing weather and light.
Maggie won the Cornwall Life Landscape Painter of the Year 2016.
She graduated from Chichester University with a degree in Fine Art in 2017 and has recently formed the Peninsular Artists Collective to support local artists.