Margaret Milne was born in Methil in 1957. After graduating from Dundee’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in 1979, she invited friends and family to sit for portraits or produced still-life paintings when no models were available. Her interest in painting portraits of sitters in their own homes, surrounded by their own objects was soon reflected in her still-life paintings. Margaret amassed a large collection of objects which she arranged and re-arranged into new configurations, before preserving them on canvas. Art in Healthcare hold four examples of her still-life work from the 1990s.
Margaret continues to live and work in Dundee where she is a part-time lecturer at Dundee College and has executed more than 180 commissioned portraits. Now specialising in the study of the human figure and portraiture, she seldom returns to still-life and abstract composition. Her work has been exhibited widely in galleries throughout the UK, including the National Portrait Gallery, the Mall galleries, and the County Hall Gallery in London, the Royal Glasgow Institute and the Royal Scottish Academy. She also appeared on the BBC television series Star Portraits first shown on BBC1 in 2004.