Margi has been passionate about drawing and painting most of her life however there have been long periods where life got in the way and she didn’t have the time or headspace to concentrate on her art much.
Margi attended the Stanley Street Art School in the late 60s qualifying as an Art teacher. Her career as a teacher and TAFE lecturer covered most of her working life. During this time she returned to her artistic roots intermittently.
Since retiring, Margi has been working on her art practice much more, focussing on painting with watercolour techniques which she has been studying for some years now.
“I have a fascination with the transparencies and colours possible with watercolour - never really knowing how it will turn out, the paint does its own thing as it dries. It’s an exciting exploration that is ongoing. I love it!”
Having grown up in the desert, the colours Margi is drawn to are the warm and rustic colours. Her topics recently have been about the beauty of the aging process of man-made structures, landscapes and nature in all its forms.