Calligraphy / Watercolor

Margaret Darphin Mall first studied calligraphy in the early ’80s. In 2002, having studied more calligraphy under Susie-Melissa Cherry, Margaret opened Calligraphy Art Studio and began offering her own calligraphic services.

Margaret creates and sells greeting cards for holidays, birthdays, thank you notes for purchase. She accepts commissions for calligraphed resolutions, Bible verses, favorite quotes for homes, as well as special retirement gifts, birthday gives and more. Margaret accepts commissions to letter marriage certificates, such as Ketubah texts (Jewish marriage contracts), and event place cards.

For her watercolor art, Margaret prefers working with gouach watercolors, dry pigments, FineTech and Windsor & Newton watercolors, various Japanese inks and other mediums showing movements of letters in abstract works.  Most all of Margaret’s hand lettered quotes, prayers and Bible verses, and wedding initials are all created using gouache watercolors, dry pigments, various inks, gilding with 24KT gold white gold and platiumm.

Somewhat of a “late bloomer” to art and the watercolor world, Margaret continues developing her water coloring talents combining the art with calligraphy. In 2019, she create a large multi-media (watercolor and acrylic) painting on a gallery wrapped 48″ x 24″ canvas.

Over the years, Margaret has studied calligraphic techniques under Reggie Ezell, Master Scribe from Chicago, IL (now retired); Pamela Paulsrud, Illinois; Sherri Lovler, California; Madeleine Durham, Santa Fe; Holly Monroe (Celtic knots), Oregan; Yves Letterme, of Belgium and many others over the years.  

As Exhibit Chairperson, for Dallas 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, Irving Arts Center and Jaycee Park Gallery, Irving, TX, as well as the former Artists Showplace, Dallas, TX and Frisco Fine Arts Gallery, Frisco, TX.

Somone who loves and revers art, Margaret serves as Exhibit Chair for the ArtReach Visual Arts program at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church. This program features art exhibits every ten   to 11 weeks each year from artist groups such as Richardson Art Association, Associated Artists Association, Faith Artists, and individual artists such as Cecy Turner, Tom Huch, Dave Arena, Marilyn Eitzen Jones and many others.

3525 Timberview Road
Margaret Mall

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