Margaret is recognized for her unique ability to capture images both as an artist, illustrator and graphic designer. She specializes in portrait painting, including house portraits as well as people, pets and places. Margaret started Prescott Art Studio in 2005 after moving on from a career in tradeshow and museum exhibit design, which included drafting, architecture, model making and graphics.

Margaret works mostly in watercolor, ink, acrylic, pencil and oil using brush and palette knife. Her paintings include both realism and painterly styles. Her customers in the building and real estate trade hire Margaret to create 3D drawings of houses and buildings from blueprints. She then adds finishes and creates her own landscapes to bring the structures to life. For other clients she uses her knowledge of composition, light and shadow to take an image of a person or pet and introduce them into a different background. In addition to portraits, she paints landscapes and creates graphic design layouts including logo design.

Margaret lives in Western Springs with her husband and has three children. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois with a bachelor’s degree in Fine and Applied Arts. She is an active, award winning member of the LaGrange Art League.