Margaret's gifted high school art teacher, gave her a solid grounding in drawing, composition and color theory and instilled in her a lifelong love of the Fine Arts

While pursuing a B.S. in Pharmacy at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Margaret studied Life Drawing, Composition and Art History. Pharmacognosy, the study of medicinal plants, broadened her knowledge of plants - particularly herbs, which she uses in cooking, for healing and in designing her own garden..

Margaret completed the Certificate Program in Botanical Illustration offered at Denver Botanic Gardens. She graduated With Merit in 1997. Her works of art have appeared in both juried and invitational exhibits in Colorado and Oregon and have been privately collected. She has been published in "Durable Plants for the Garden, A Plant Select Guide" and in the ASBA North American Western Region exhibit catalog from 2003.

Margaret is a member of the Rocky Mountain Society of Botanical Artists, the first chapter or the American Society of Botanical Artists.  She is also a long time member of Denver Botanic Gardens.