Hello Friends,

First, thank you for reviewing my website!

Are you looking for an art tutor, or a professional portfolio review?

I love to help spark new interests in art, and inspiring people to be more creative.

My prints are some of the top selling around the globe, and are sold through McGaw Graphics,,, ArtistLofts, JCPenney, Sears and WalMart to name a few.

I paint in acrylics, oil, mixed medium, pastel, ink, draw classically, and create textile patterns.

My experience has been created with over 20 years of education, hard work, and dedication.

I teach color theory, drawing and painting in the following styles:





Pattern design 

First Consultation is free. We meet at a local coffee shop to discuss needs, and to decide if I am the right teacher. If all goes well, then we can talk about what supplies will be needed to start.

Once a time and day of class is set, my hourly charge is $25 a hour at my home art studio, or clients home. My studio is on the third floor of my townhouse, so please be aware of stairs. I also have a cat that does not leave my side, so if you have allergies we might want to consider tutoring at your home.

Thorough portfolio review is $250. I will sort the portfolio to determine a style of works for gallery review, give helpful guidance, and offer ideas for print sales, and manufacturers should the student wish to go in that direction.

About me:

Over my career, I have been fortunate to produce art that has touched the lives of so many people.

For that, I will be eternally grateful.

From the shores of New York – where I was born -- to Chicago’s Lake Michigan and the spectacular tropics of Tampa Bay, water has held an unwavering hold on my spirit — fluid, intuitive and reflective. 

At an early age, I became enamored of water; growing up surrounded by liquid inspiration. My family always owned a boat, and together we spent many a pleasant day at beaches while traveling.

During one vacation in Miami Beach, a rip tide pulled me under the surf. I was six years old at the time. Waves dragging me down, reflections through the surf, it all made a lasting impression.

A decisive moment, frozen in time, eventually became the impetus for my paintings.

Fast forward to the mid-1990s; I was just out of art school and employed in the environmental remediation industry. Working several years with a company that specialized in cleaning toxic waste and water pollution gave me much experience and insight, which I expressed through painting in my spare time.

As a result, I became an advocate for environmental awareness and a strong activist for clean water.

A few years later, while facing an emotionally trying period, I reflected on that childhood memory as a source of artistic inspiration.

Soon after that, galleries and art consultants – many of whom I had previously worked -- began to sell my pieces, and started asking for more water inspired imagery. It was the beginning of a career creating ocean and freshwater imagery in a painterly abstract form, a perfect medium to promote my long-standing environmental activism.

In 2011, an unfortunate workplace accident crushed both my hands and wrists.

Doctors told me I would never paint again.

Fortunately, after surgery, months of therapy, hard work and sheer determination, I can continue the pursuit of my artistic ambition, filled with pride for my accomplishments in the face of adversity.

Today, those water-inspired artworks are being promoted and sold both in the U.S. and across the globe. I remain enormously thankful to have the means, support and ability to help causes in which I believe will make our planet better for future generations.

Commissions are always appreciated. Additionally, I clean and restore antique and vintage paintings.

Thanks again for visiting; my sincerest wish is you will return regularly, as I frequently update with lots of new creations, each offering a new visual experience.

On this journey, I have only just begun!

Love & Peace, Margaret

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