I have always been interested in art and decided years ago that it would be my
I have worked as a Graphic Artist and Creative Arts Director
for the U.S. Navy, then went on to open a painting studio. I decided that a retail
store was not for me and that teaching was, and began to travel teach decorative
I have worked for Koh-I-Noor/Grumbacher/Accent as part of their
teaching/designing team, was with Chemtek, Inc. as Vice President - Decorative
Arts Division for the years they were in business. I am now a design/product consultant
for the company, Mayco, that bought the formulas now called Magic Metallics, from
Chemtek and am a Royal Ambassador for Royal & Langnickel Brush Mfg., Inc.
I also have my own column in PaintWorks magazine titled "Prime Your Palette."
I have traveled to Scandinavia and Canada to teach a variety
of art forms. I teach classes at the major painting conventions in the USA and
travel teach to private groups and chapters of the Society of Decorative Painters,
of which I am a member.
I have written two books on my Contemporary Multi-load Technique,
Strokework Flowers published by North Light and Flowers on Glass (out of print),
published by Plaid, and am working on a third book that will be on my Shaded Wash
Technique. I also write painting articles for different magazines and have been
featured in PaintWorks, Quick and Easy Painting, CraftWorks, Painting, Glass Patterns
Quarterly, Decorative Artist's Workbook, Arts and Crafts, Ceramics and Better
Homes and Gardens Showcase.
I have a signature brush on the market called "Margot's
Miracle Brush" by Royal that has been designed to my specifications to do
my Contemporary Multi-load and Shaded Wash Techniques. I also have a line of painting
packets that range from beginner to advanced in a variety of techniques and mediums,
a series of Rub-On designs and the beginnings of my own line of rubber stamps.
I live in Florida with my wonderful husband, Harold, our dog
named D.O.G., cat name C.A.T. and commute to wherever the job takes me!