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Margo lives in the red rock country of northern Arizona. Raised in a rural area east of Phoenix, her favorite subjects are Southwest in nature, including landscapes, horses, and cattle.  Many of her works include people interacting with animals.

Although art was her favorite school subject, it wasn’t until 1997 that she began to pursue her long-postponed ambition to paint. After studying for two years with reputed pastel and oil painter Richard McKinley, Margo began to create original oil paintings.

Her personal style of painting is greatly influenced by the art she admires in museums and galleries in Europe and America. In particular, The Hague School of Art, which often focuses on barnyard animals, encouraged her to pursue those subjects that always appealed to her the most. The works of early American Impressionists such as Willard Metcalf and William Merritt Chase continue to inspire her, as well as the skill of Clyde Aspevig and the late great Southwest Impressionistic artist James Reynolds.

Margo is a member of Oil Painters of America.  Her work has been featured in Southwest Art and Horses in Art magazines, with a personal interview in the April 2015 issue of Southwest Art.  She has served as Artist-In-Residence at Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site and Petrified Forest National Park and looks forward to visiting other National Parks in the same capacity.  She gives public presentations through Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), sharing the artistic inspiration she experiences as Artist-In-Residence and during her travels in America and abroad.