Margaret was born in Southern California and grew up in the Mojave Desert. She completed undergraduate work at Pomona College and University of Washington and received her MFA from Claremont Graduate School. Margaret was Professor of Art at Santa Rosa Junior College and taught at Sonoma State University, Napa College and currently teaches a class at Central Oregon Community College. She has an extensive exhibition record and has been visiting artist at various venues in US and Canada. When not in her studio, she can be found somewhere outdoors–hiking, skiing, kayaking or exploring.