Born in San Francisco, California, an early visit to the De Young Museum in Golden Gate Park at the age of four exposed her to abstract art, beginning an affinity that remains to this day.
While earning her Bachelor of Education, Margie also majored in Art and Spanish. After teaching in Washington State, she immigrated to Canada first in 1968 to teach kindergarten at Salt Spring Elementary School, Ganges, Salt Spring Island, and after time teaching in Australia, Margie returned to Salt Spring in 1975 where she began to explore in earnest her creative life as a mother; designer; dressmaker; fabric artist; and a contributing member of the thriving cultural community.
Margie attended The Victoria College of Art (VCA) from 1988 to 1992, receiving an Associate of the VCA. From 1995 she was active in the Alliance of Salt Spring Artists. Many Islanders will remember exhibits during the 1980s of Margie's richly-coloured pieced-silk scarves and kimonos. From 1995 she was active in the Alliance of Salt Spring Artists.
During 2006/07, Margie toured Europe, her interests focused on art and architecture in Amsterdam, Hamburg, Berlin, Venice, Paris and Heidelberg.
Margie has exhibited regularly as an abstract artist in Victoria and on Salt Spring Island since 1989. Her paintings are in private collections in Canada and the United States.
shows: Margie's work can be seen at the Pod Contemporary Gallery in Ganges on Salt Spring Island.
web: Visit the artist's website for galleries of her work, CV and further info. Listen to this radio interview by Scott Simmons with the artist.