Margo Harrison - Born in 1945 in Vancouver, Margo was raised near Ladysmith on Vancouver Island. She majored in fine arts at the University of Victoria where she studied painting with Toni Onley and earned a Bachelor of Education degree.
Margo taught "Painting in the Parks" classes from 1967 to 1972 for the Federation of Canadian Artists. She was a teacher and art specialist in the Surrey School District for thirty-four years before retiring in 2002.
Margo began watercolour painting in 1985 and started sculpting clay "Comfort Cats" in 1998. She has been working in mixed media and acrylics since 2004. Her work has been displayed in galleries and exhibition centres throughout British Columbia. Private and corporate collections contain her work.
Margo works in series, exploring an idea thoroughly before moving on. Her paintings focus on light, shadows, shapes and textures as she narrows the field of vision on subjects such as totem poles and organic shapes like butterflies, dragonflies and leaves. To provide a challenge, and a pleasing balance, she sculpts life-size figures of sleeping cats out of clay (Comfort Cats).
Margo sees her futures works celebrating sunshine, uplifting sprits, calming frayed nerves and exploring different themes and media. Her paintings and sculptures have been shown at the Birthplace of BC Gallery since 1998.