Margaret was born in Milwaukee, WI and raised in west central Wisconsin. Her love of nature developed as a child when she and her siblings would spend hours playing in and exploring the wooded hills that surrounded their home.
"We ran wild during the summer leaving our house in the morning, after breakfast, and not returning until suppertime. We brought home 'treasures' from our excursions which I would eagerly try and draw. Sometimes I was successful.
Our parents supplied us with books so we could learn about the things we found and my Aunt Margaret supplied me with paper so I could draw. I have been drawing ever since."
After graduating with an art degree I worked with a variety of media: oil, watercolor, pastel, acrylics and graphite. My style evolved by allowing the characteristics of the medium that I am working with show through in my painting. As a result my naturescapes painted with acrylics will have a different look and feel than those done with watercolor. This holds true for my portraits and wildlife paintings as well. I love to use more than one medium in my work and often infuse my realism with impressionistic, surrealistic or abstract concepts.
As a professional visual artist I have worked in adult education for many years and conducted classes and workshops in watercolor, acrylic and oil throughout Wisconsin.
My work in adult education broadened to include instructional television where I produced forty plus hours of painting. In the series, titled "Painting With Acrylics," I included forty, one-hour painting lessons that covered a wide variety of subject matter.
Aside from instructional work I paint for competitions, exhibits, and also do commissioned work. The artwork I have produced ranges from miniatures to murals and portraits to landscapes.
My artwork has been included in many private and corporate collections and also selected for exhibit or permanent collection in distinguished galleries.