A Maritime and Quebec artist, Margaret
was born in Sherbrooke Que. She graduated
from the Department of Fine Arts of the Ontario
College of Art in Toronto and the Banff Summer School
of Fine Art in Banff, Alberta, where one of her prize-winning
portraits hangs in the permanent collection. She studied water
colors under Leslie Coppold, R.C.A., Caroline Buchanan, A.W.S. Zoltan
Szabo and Barbara Simmons. Margaret was a member and past president
of Artistes Hudson Artists, a member of Cercle Artistique du Quebec, Comite
'Culturel La Presqu'lle, Vaudreuil, Que. She was a charter member of the International
Society of Artists, Ohio. In 1992 she was accepted as a member of the Arts Club of Montreal.
Other groups in which she has been 'involved are: Canadian Younger Artists Group, Toronto, Gallery 1842 and Gallery 5 , both in Hudson Que. Argenteuil Art Association based in St.Andrews East, Que., the Great George Gallery and the ArtRental of Confederation Centre both in Charlottetown, P.E.I. She exhibited for many years in Montreal, the West Island, Hudson, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, Charlottetown, and Yarmouth, N.S. One person shows were held in Montreal, Hudson, Vaudreuil, and Yarmouth. In1983 one of her paintings was hung in Le Salon International in Sherbrooke. In 1984, and in 1988 she won an Honorable Mention from Le Cercle Artistique du Quebec. She has twice won the prize for best painting representing the Island in P.E.I. In 1992 Margaret was involved in a two woman show in Kirkland, Que. Her paintings hang in many homes around the world.
Margaret's husband, Harold opened her gallery "Paintings of the Island "in Oyster Bed Bridge, P.E.I. in 1968. For 36 years they operated the gallery during the summer months. She preferred to paint outdoors or from her own sketches done outdoors. Margaret worked in oil, watercolor and ink. Her many painting trips took her to Grand Manan, N.B. Vermont, Maine, Florida, Arizona, Hawaii, Ireland and the Greek Islands.