Calligraphy & watercolor
Margaret Darphin Mall
Always having a bent toward creativity, in the 80s Margaret designed and needlepointed her designs which earned her awards at the State Fair of Texas several years running. During that time, Margaret studied calligraphy, and in 2002, began offering calligraphic services through her company, Calligraphy Art Studio. Her offerings included (and still does) personalized note cards, resolutions honoring retirees, excellent service, so forth, as well as marriage certificates, including Ketubah texts (Jewish marriage contracts), addressing wedding envelopes, place cards, menus, anniversary items, and much more. She also paints movements of letters in abstract works and hand letters quotes, individualized prayers and quotes, and wedding initials using gouache watercolors, dry pigments, various inks, and other forms of media.
Margaret is calligrapher for the First Presbyterian Church of Dallas, personalizing Bibles for Confirmands, designing bookmarks for the Bibles, lettering resolutions for retiring ministers and other special gifts requiring a calligraphic hand.
An artist at heart, but somewhat of a “late bloomer,” Margaret continues developing her watercolor talents combining them with calligraphy that others can enjoy.
An active member of Kaligrafos Calligraphy Guild, Margaret completed a year-long calligraphy class in December 2007 with Reggie Ezell, Master Scribe from Chicago, IL. Margaret has studied under nationally recognized United States calligraphers Barbara Close, Pamela Paulsrud, Rosie Kelly, Sherri Lovler and others. In 2018 Margaret also took a weekend workshop under Belgium calligher, Yves Leterme.
Currently, Exhibit Chairperson, for Kaligrafos, Margaret has exhibited her calligraphic art at the Courtyard Gallery,Plano, TX; Goodrich Gallery, First United Methodist Church, Dallas, ArtReach Gallery, Lovers Lane United Methodist Church, Dallas, TX, Frisco Fine Arts Gallery, Frisco, TX., Irving Arts Center and Jaycee Park Gallery, Irving, TX, as well as the former Artists Showplace, Dallas, TX.
6. Eitzen Jones Studio
Margaret Darphin Mall
Calligraphy Art Studio
9709 Smokefeather Lane, Dallas, TX 75243-2031