Expressing art in various forms has been a part of Margaret"s inner self as far back as childhood. Majoring in art design and art history at UCLA , she studied under the world famous artist S. Macdonald-Wright, who influenced her observation of form. Margaret continued to take art classes through the years, preparing for her expression of art in landscape and still life painting. Along this path, she expressed the beauty of the human form in bronze, stone and terra cotta sculpture for fifteen years. Several of these were awarded ribbons and several are now in private collections.

Around 1998, Margaret followed an inner urge to paint landscapes and some still life on canvas.

"To catch a moment of beauty, with its light and beautiful colors, is a compelling way to create an art work. I paint plein air because one can see the subtle colors and  the shadows that make for a fine painting. I love to paint the beaches and coastline here in Santa Barbara as well as the mountains and canyons in our county. Also nearby, I have painted the Santa Ynez vineyards and various ranches there. The State Beaches at El Capitan and Refugio as well as Montecito Butterfly Beach, Stearns Wharf, the Botanic Garden and some of the Andalusian architecture prevalent in Santa Barbara are also beautiful locations for landscape paintings. When I travel abroad or in northern California I pack my easel and oils to paint great scenes along the way."