Maggie has been creating art since childhood. It all began when she saw an oil painting by her father that was stored in the basement, gathering cobwebs. It was a portrait of a riverboat captain, her great grandfather, and the brushstrokes of paint were truly captivating and left an indelible mark on her. Born and raised in St. Louis, Maggie graduated from the University of Denver with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. She has illustrated books, painted hundreds of portraits, and freelanced for Hallmark. The last half of her career has been devoted to exhibiting her artwork in exhibits and an extensive number of galleries. She is most passionate about painting Colorado mountain landscapes and wildlife. Her art is found in public and private collections from Los Angeles to Paris.