Margaret was born in Portrush, Northern Ireland, but moved to Belfast as a young child. Her early interest in artistic and creative pursuits led her to join the Irish School of Landscape Painting where she received her fellowship from her tutor, the renowned artist, Kenneth Webb. She developed a distinctive style, fusing abstraction with realism to recreate the gentle beauty of Ireland.
From this point on, she exhibited regularly at many venues in Belfast, Dublin and the Mall Gallery in London. She has sold her paintings to both private and public collections around the world, including Arizona, Brussels, Australia and Spain and also to the Ulster Television Permanent Collection. In addition, she was commissioned by Down County Council to paint a large mural depicting the late eighteenth century linen heritage of that era, which was
displayed in Ballynahinch town centre.
Margaret is a past president of Ulster Society of Woman Artists and she has exhibited on numerous occasions with Ulster Women Artists, Art Society of Ulster and Ulster Watercolour Society at many prestigious venues including, Belfast Waterfront Hall, the Ulster Hall, Stormont Parliament Buildings, Lisburn Island Centre, Castle Espie and Belfast Castle Gift Shop & Gallery, where she was the gallery manager and resident artist.