Margaret MORCOM

Miss Margaret MORCOM

Margaret Morcom was born in Liskeard of Cornish parents, and was educated at the Headland College, Plymouth and the Plymouth School of Art.  She studied music under Walter Weekes, and painting under Wycliffe Egginton RI, Jack Merriott RI and Terry FROST.

She was living at Lux Cross in 1945 when she was exhibiting with the Plymouth Society of Artists. Neither of the paintings that she entered for the second exhibition of work by members of the Society, were for sale. Later she married a farmer, James Paull who farmed 300 acres at Place Barton, St Anthony, in the Portscatho district. She documented the area surrounding her by illustrating the booklet, available on-line entitled Around St Gerrans.

She was a member of a number of societies listed below, and in 1965 won a Gold Medal at the Paris Salon.  Her travels to paint have taken her around the British Isles, to Norway and Italy.



Painter in watercolour of landscapes and coastal subjects

works and access

Works incl: Jamaica Inn; Wallflowers

Around St Gerrans (11 illustrations) On-line

Access: Exeter Art Gallery: Brown Willy and Rough Tor (permanent col)


1945: Second Exhibition of Work by Plymouth Society of Artists, Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery

1965: Paris Salon

Society of Women Artists

Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colour


Plymouth Society of Artists; Plymouth Art Club; St Ives Society of Artists; East Cornwall Society of Artists; Royal Watercolour Society Art Club

misc further info

Further information about Margaret Morcom, was provided by Corbei Art, who have a small collection of her paintings available.


'Paintings by Margaret Morcom' (nd) with biographical detail, published in leaflet form

Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery (1945) Exh Cat