Margaret Hambling (b. 1945, Suffolk) is a British artist. Though principally a painter some of her best-known works are sculptures.
It was from her father that she inherited her artistic skills. She was not as close to him as she was to her mother but when her father retired at the age of 60, she gave him some oil paints and discovered that he had a knack for painting; he went on to have seven well-received solo shows, and exhibited twice at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
Hambling studied art under Cedric Morris at Ipswich School of Art (1962–64), Camberwell (1964–67), and finally the Slade School of Art at UCL, graduating in 1969. She is known for her intricate land and seascapes, including a celebrated series of North Sea paintings. Among her portraits, several works are held by the National Portrait Gallery, London.