Born in 1954 in Denmark, Margit grew up in the west end of Toronto with many summers spent in her homeland. She was accustomed to seeing ordinary homes filled with original oils and she enjoyed watching her grandfather paint. He provided her with a variety of basic quality art supplies from a young age and so the lifelong interest in art was fostered.
Her childhood home is filled with many works from this time. Although she dreamed of a career in the arts practicality prevailed and she entered the professional world (Occupational Therapy), married and raised a family.
In 2004 she could no longer ignore the yearning to paint and so began the present journey. Passionate about the natural world she focused for a time on botanical subject matter exclusively. In 2008 Margit’s painting of the Bloodroot was chosen to be included in the publication: “Oakridge’s Moraine, Connecting with Nature”, Artists preserving the Moraine with Paint.
After studying various mediums and techniques Margit decided to focus on acrylic and oil painting. Margit loves birds; her feisty and very tame parrolet being a testament to the patience necessary to capturing the accurate likeness of birds in her paintings. Most recently she’s focused on painting still life in a classical style blending organic forms with objects delighting in capturing texture with the effects of light and shadow superimposed. Her work is labour intensive taking several weeks to complete.
Margit is a member of International Artists for Conservation and the International Guild of Realism.