About the Artist

I have always needed a little bit of art-making in my life, and have played with everything from drawing to printmaking to painting, jewelry-making to steel sculpture. I have always found I'm happier and think more critically and effectively if I'm also creating something. Art actually got me into the world of science and critical thinking at a young age, when art classes at the zoo turned into enrollment in the junior zoologist program.

I stopped creating for a number of years when my job was crazy (or I let it be), and I probably needed to create the most. After a cancer diagnosis and treatment, I realized I very much needed to heal my soul and return to art, and settled on painting as my focus, because I can do it anywhere. Somehow this time I feel I found my voice and a calling to work more intently than before. In truth, I feel I may have several voices as I explore new media and new topics, although there are common threads that weave through all of my work.

I'm a member of Falls Church Arts, Vienna Art Society, and study regularly at the Art League in Alexandria, Virginia. When offered, I also study online with contemporary portrait artist Jennifer Balkan of Atelier Dojo in Austin Texas.


When not painting, I teach yoga, sail, and keep my toes in the waters of the professional world by occasionally consulting as an environmental planner.

Thank you for visiting my website!
Margaret

About the Artist