My love for art began during childhood and continued throughout my youth due to an incredible high school art teacher and a pivotal summer at Interlochen Arts Camp, in northern Michigan. I graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting and eventually achieved a second Bachelor of Arts degree in interior design, which lead to a 21-year career as a commercial interior designer. Unlike this year’s piece for ArtPrize, my work is typically semi-abstract with nature providing inspiration. However, I felt a strong compulsion to veer away from beautiful shapes and colors to work on social issues that concern me. The environment is also another area I hope to focus on in future paintings. I belong to the Grand Valley Artists Association in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Margaret's ArtPrize Entries
These are Margaret's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Margaret's Past Work
These are images of past work that Margaret has done.