Margot came to the art world with a background in television (producer’s assistant with the ABC, Melbourne) and advertising (copywriter in Perth and account director with Saatchi & Saatchi, Madrid).

After living in Europe - principally Spain - for 9 years, she returned to Australia to study art and in 1989 graduated from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Fine Art in Gold & Silversmithing.

A meeting with film director Paul Cox saw the beginning of an ongoing collaboration with the celebrated auteur, working on his feature films and documentaries from 1990 onwards in a variety of roles including continuity, sound assistant, script editor, researcher, co-ordinator and co-writer. Two soul-searching sojourns in the former Hansen's disease (leprosy) colony of Kalaupapa in Hawaii, and a cherished experience filming in IMAX 3-D on Canada’s east coast, were seminal experiences.

In 1996 Margot paused her film work to raise $10,000 in private sponsorship, enabling her to fulfil a goal to undergo rigorous classical painting studies in France at the Ecole Albert deFois.

In 2001 she was selected by the Kasturi Foundation for the One Year Rimbun Dahan artist residency in Malaysia - consolidating her career as an artist.

Margot has exhibited her oil and pastel paintings in Melbourne, France, Canada, Malaysia, Jakarta and Singapore. Thriving on the multiple challenges, sights and sounds of foreign culture, she has lived and worked in Spain, France, Greece, Germany, the U.K., Canada, Malaysia and Hawaii, and speaks Spanish, French and German.

In 2004, Margot drove across the great Australian Nullarbor Plain to set up residence in W.A. She now lives in Mandurah, Western Australia and divides her time between copy editing, writing, art and part time work at Perth's Murdoch University as a Teacher's Aide.

Margot, Cass and Bobby rambling on the beach