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
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
Her work has been displayed in galleries and exhibition centres throughout
Private collections in Europe, United States, Australia and Canada contain
her paintings and sculptures.
"I tend to work in series, exploring an idea thoroughly before
moving on. My paintings focus on light, shadows, shapes and textures
as I narrow the field of vision on subjects such as totem poles and
organic shapes. To provide a challenge and a pleasing balance, I sculpt
life-size figures of sleeping cats out of clay (Comfort Cats).
I see my future works celebrating sunshine, uplifting spirits, calming
frayed nerves and exploring different themes and media."