A basic set of paints, and a series of evening art classes in 1971/72 set Margaret on her artistic journey. Drawing and painting during the next decades kept the spark alive until retirement in 2004 allowed her more time to devote to art.
Margaret works in acrylics and watercolours and finds inspiration in her surroundings, the moods of the day, the interplay of colours and the challenges of putting paint to canvas and paper in a thought- provoking way.
Margaret has participated in workshops offered by several artists including the late Georgie Read Barton, Henry Purdy, Brian Atyeo, Linda Kemp, Sandi Komst and others whose various styles, techniques and use of mediums have been influential in her work.
Margaret also works with wool and linen designing and hooking primitive mats, creating pieces that others may also enjoy.
Her work is in private collections internationally; and locally she has exhibited at the Dunes Studio Gallery, the Confederation Centre and at her home gallery, Howes Hall Gallery.