Born in Oregon and raised on a farm in northeastern Washington, Margaret’s love for painting began at an early age.
She received her formal art education at schools in California and Washington before she began employment as a commercial artist for The Boeing Company.
After marriage she took time out to stay at home and paint part time while raising a family. She continued her art education, taking painting classes from established artists in the Bellevue area, and began showing her work in juried shows. The Frye Art Museum in Seattle accepted her wildlife painting of a northern hawk owl as an entry in their annual Pacific Northwest Painters juried exhibition.
Margaret and her husband recently moved to Whidbey Island where she has been painting local scenes in both watercolor and acrylic mediums.