Margot was raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Her youth was spent driving across Canada to visit all of her relatives living in the beautiful Canadian Rockies. As a teenager she spent her summers backpacking and canoeing in the wilderness. Being in the great outdoors became her passion.
In 1977 she graduated with a degree in Physical Therapy. She never truly adjusted to indoor work so when she and her husband moved to the US and started a family she jumped on the opportunity to share her love of the land with them. Riding horses, breeding and showing Great Danes, caring for sick farm animals, and traveling the countryside became the norm for their lives.
As the responsibilities of Motherhood began to phase down Margot realized that she needed to reinvent herself. Her admission to the Columbus School of Art and Design, after a 30 year hiatus from creative expression, was her entry into a wonderful new world.
When painting, her focus is so intense that she feels like she has entered a space void of time. She is challenged with every stroke of her brush and never sees an end to her learning.
Her spirit soars to its greatest heights when she is engulfed in the sensory stimulation of the natural world. To study a place for hours while plein air painting provides her the opportunity to absorb its sounds and smells, to feel its winds and sun, and to observe the light as it reflects and refracts over surfaces. Through her paintings she shares a place or an object that exists for a nanosecond of time in a continuum of a universe in which mankind is just a speck.
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