Margaret was born in Sheffield and now lives in the Ecclesall area. She trained at Sheffield College of Art and Craft and at Sheffield College of Education. She taught art at grammar, secondary and middle schools in Dronfield and Sheffield and later became an advisory teacher.
Since taking early retirement in 1997, she has used her lifetime experience and skill as a qualified art teacher to tutor adults in small group classes, where she is able to give each student plenty of individual attention and help, especially in the basic techniques of drawing and painting. She also holds demonstrations and day workshops in drawing and watercolour for art clubs and groups, and runs short painting holidays.
Margaret is a very versatile artist. She paints and draws landscapes, seascapes and townscapes as well as animals and birds, people and portraits, street scenes, flowers, gardens, interiors and still life. Her style is mainly realistic but she also does some impressionistic and semi-abstract work. She is an associate member of S.O.F.A. (Society of Feline Artists) and a Professional Associate member of the S.A.A (Society for All Artists)
She is equally versatile in the media used. She paints in oils, acrylics, pastels, gouache and watercolours and likes to mix media in her work. Her medium of choice though is pen and ink with watercolour, as it combines the detail and accuracy of pen drawing with loose, fresh, transparent and vibrant colour.