Born in Scottsdale, Arizona, Margot became both an Arkansan and an artist at the age of four, as, shortly after moving to Fort Smith with her mother, she snuck into her grandmother’s kitchen with a permanent marker and created her first “masterpiece” on the wall. Years later, Margot began using her talent (and more appropriate media) to create art which would win her several Barrett Hamilton and Young Arkansas Artists Competition awards as well as earn her a BA with Distinction and Honors from Hendrix College.
Reading has also been an important part of life for Margot since an early age, ever since the first grade when she picked up a copy of E.B. White’s Stuart Little one day when she stayed home sick from school. To Margot, the written word is a gift—one that is meant to be shared. When her son was young, she read to him every night and she still regularly recommends books to friends and family.
Currently, Margot makes her home in Fayetteville where she works as the Art Director for KNWA and makes art using traditional drawing and painting techniques combined with computer generated images, creating pieces that are multidimensional and unique. She was thrilled to have the opportunity to use her talents to paint her pig, Sweet Pea, and to help the Walker Charitable Foundation and the Ozark Literacy Council further the cause of literacy in the state she has come to call home.