Margaret travelled overseas in her youth in pursuit of studying painting; however “life” dictated that she earn a living, which led to her working in Europe while exploring the works of European artists and attending drawing workshops.

She would sketch and paint in her wanderings through Europe during her holidays and pass them onto friends. Later, back in Australia and nearing retirement, she spent some years painting on china, though has since sold her kiln. She was the winner of “The Porcelain Palette” at the Penrith Show in 2019.

She spent some years living in Cairns and turned to painting with oils as a change from china painting. She regularly sold both china and canvas paintings at the combined art coop in Lake Street, Cairns CBD and at the local markets. Mainly self-taught, she was inspired to paint the flora and fauna of the tropical rainforest as well as the richness of the entangled rainforest itself, seeking to create mood through land and water scapes with colour, shape and shadow and to depict wildelife in its various forms.

After moving to New South Wales, she has lived in Wallacia since early 2017. Here she has been inspired by the vastly different colours and tapestry of the countryside. A member of the Macquarie Towns Art Society, she regularly exhibits there and at venues in the Hawkesbury and other nearby areas. She won a “Highly Commended” for her painting “On the Road to West Wyalong” at the 2021 Hawkesbury Show.