Margaret’s ‘light, bright style’ captivates a war veteran

Margaret Rose - Simon Weston Posing

Derbyshire artist Margaret Rose received a high accolade in the national Sky Arts Portrait of the Year competition – her painting was selected by the sitter himself, Falklands war veteran Simon Weston. Anne Bannister reports

ALTHOUGH Simon Weston described himself as a difficult subject because of his terrible burns, Margaret rose to the challenge of painting him because observing and enhancing skin tones is her forte…