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About Margaret

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  Margaret, or Maggie, as her friends call her, is an award-winning visual artist, screenwriter, and filmmaker who thouroghly enjoys her creativity in many forms. She holds an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in painting and sculpture,  and has shown her work nationally. She is the executive producer of the comedy/ sci-fi feature,Eleven Eleven and author of Happiness Awaits You! 


Her studio in the Benicia Arsenal sits on the edge of the San Francisco Bay and is available by appointment. 

Artist Statement

Art is expressing emotion...

 Artists are in touch with undercurrent sentiments before they surface.We all experiences various feelings. My job as an artist is to convey emotions through paint on canvas. I use expressive, impressionistic images in an array of colorful palates. Even in my paintings that appear more negative, there is a ray of light that gives one hope. Hope for this planet and its inhabitants to coexist in an earthly paradise. Could it be that this artist is aware of the undercurrent of a paradise on earth that is now manifesting in its embryonic stage? I love the song Imagine by John Lennon. One verse states, “You may say that I'm a dreamer  but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us and the world will be as one.”  

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Selected Solo Exhibits 

FITCH – Scottsdale, AZ 

DE GRAZIA GALLERY OF THE SUN – Tucson, AZ 

MATRIX GALLERY – Sacramento, CA 

WISEMAN GALLERY, Rogue College – Grants Pass, OR 

SOHO 20 GALLERY – New York, NY 

MFA EXHIBIT, FORT MASON CENTER – San Francisco, CA 

VALLEY ARTS GALLERY – Walnut Creek, CA 


Selected Group Exhibits 

ARTSPACE – Scottsdale, AZ 

TPAC GALLERY – Tucson, AZ 

MOSTRA 89: SEI ARTISTI. MUSEO ITALOAMERICANO – San Francisco, CA 

NATIONAL INVITATIONAL, PINDAR GALLERY – New York, NY 

INTRODUCTIONS, MATRIX GALLERY – Sacramento, CA 

HOME/HOMELESS, ANGEL’S GATE CULTURAL CENTER – Los Angeles, CA 

GALLERY ARTISTS, ACCURATE GALLERY – Sacramento, CA 

BERKELEY ARTS CENTER MEMBERS EXHIBIT – Berkeley, CA 

NORTHWEST WOMEN ARTISTS, GRANTS PAS MUSEUM OF ART – Grants Pass, OR 

NEW WORK FROM LOS ANGELES, LAART GALLERY – New York, NY 

CALIFORNIA BIENNIAL, RIVERSIDE MUSEUM OF ART – Riverside, CA 

ORANGE COUNTY CENTER OF CONTEMPORAY ARTS – Santa Ana, CA 

WALNUT CREEK CIVIC ARTS CENTER GALLERY – Walnut Creek, CA 


Selected Grants 

POLLACK-KRASNER FOUNDATION GRANTS – 1986, 1989


Education 

MFA Painting and Sculpture, San Francisco Art Institute, 1985 

UC DAVIS – Studied Painting and Sculpture with Manuel Neri, Robert Arneson, Roy DeForest, Wayne Thiebaud, Cornelia Schulz