Career

 

 

 

 

 

Maggie is a very talented artist whose works and teaching programs are being called masterful.Her art education includes 12 years of classical Chinese Brush Painting under Chow Chian Chiu (Walter Foster Books on Chinese Painting) and I-Hsing Jiu, Washington, D.C..She trained (weekly) for 8 years in an exclusive group of 5 artists for figure drawing and painting under European & South America trained figure painter, Roberto Martinez.She has an A.S. degree in Graphic and Web design, taken numerous workshops and classes with top-seeded watercolor artists and independent art school programs for figure, watercolor, oil painting and drawing.

Having weathered a devastating divorce and Hurricane Andrew, Maggie had some big life changes to make.  She chose to continue teaching on the “workshop circuit” as she had a modicum of recognition there.  

 

She now teaches classes locally on the West Coast of Florida at the Englewood Art Center as a continuing education instructor for Ringling College of Art and Design.  Her classes cover oil & acrylic, figure & portraiture, watercolor and drawing mediums. Since moving to the West Coast of Florida in 2010, she has illustrated Rachael’ Island Adventures (5 children’s books) and Highway Antics and is concentrating on creating a new body of work in her new studio (Palette Pals Studio) which is open for private instruction.Currently: 
2016: She was chosen to be included in the top 20 Master’s Paradise Paint Out in Islamorada, Florida in January.

She received “Signature” status with Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society (2016) and recently taught workshops in Boca Grande and Cape Coral.
She juried the North Port Miniature Exhibition 2016, the Rotary Club “Arts Festival on Dearborn Street” (2013, 2015. 2017), Englewood, Florida; the 2015 Annual Spring Membership Exhibition at the Venice Art Center, Venice, Florida and the 2013 National Art Expo in the Florida Keys.
Maggie was selected in 2015 to show in the “Winner’s Circle – Best of the Best”exhibition by the Art Council of Southwest Florida (Visual Art Center, Punta Gorda, Florida

Career History
Designer for Art Impact – 28 Murals (2 floors – 28 Murals + 3 reception halls) Bellevue Baptist Church, Memphis TN 2007 with Claudio Leon-Perez (Art Impact) 
Germantown Baptist Church, Memphis TN 2008

Artist in Residence – St. Jude’s Children Hospital, Memphis TN 2007Co-Designer 
Workshop Instructor, La Romita School of Art in Terni, Italy.
Workshop Instructor, United States and the Caribbean. 

Honorary Selection
REAL WORLD – Reality TV, Miami, Florida

Juror – Englewood Rotary Art Festival 2013 – 2015
Juror – Islamorada Expo 2012
Juror – Coconut Grove Art Festival 2008

Juror – Coconut Grove Art Festival 2005
Juror – Cheyenne National Exhibition 1998

Exhibitions

Madison National Watercolor Exhibition
Master Class Artists Invitational – Art League of Marco Island 2000/2004
Southeast Watercolor National Exhibition; Honorable Mention
Northeast Watercolor National Exhibition; Honorable Mention
Florida Watercolor Society; Winslow Homer Award
Florida Watercolor Society; Pearl Art Award
Miami Watercolor Society – Repeated Best in Show
Gold Coast Watercolor Society – Repeated Best in Show

Solo Shows
Ocean Reef – 2004 – 2011
Santo Domingo
Paris, Illinois
Columbus, Ohio
Florida
Indiana
Colorado

Corporate Collections
St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Tennessee
Bellevue Baptist Church, Tennessee
Germantown Baptist Church, Tennessee
Phillips Management Co., Inc; (Portrait)
The Reefs Hotel, Bermuda
American Consulate, Santo Domingo
Danish Consulate, Copenhagen
Transco Oil, Texas
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Florida
Sunrise Medical, Florida
University of Illinois, Illinois
Christiania Inn, California
Weisbaden Hotel, Colorado
Meerdink Gallery, Colorado
Coconut Grove Art Gallery and Interiors, Florida

Private Collections
Juan Luis Guerra, Latin Grammy Winner, Santo Domingo
Nora Vega, Santo Domingo
Dynielle & John Daem, France
Kathy Lee Gifford, Ny
Donna & Robert Craig, FL (3 commissions)

Karen & Derek Conklin, OH & FL (4 commissions)
Bill & Joycee Stansky, FL
Kristin Conti, FL
Mandy Patinkin, NY
William & Maureen Stavola, NJ
Shiela Kuhl, FL   Owner: Coconut Grove Gallery
Monica Phillips, NC & FL
Kermit Phillips, NC & FL
Matthew & Martha Forelli  , CN
Laura Applin, FL
Lisa & Trevor Doughtry, IL
Mary Ruth Welch Staadt, IN
Michael Chenoweth, IN
Larry & Deborah Brady, WA
Gail B. Noyes, MA
Deputy Sheriff R. Nelson, CA
john & Marianne Detgen, NC
Bob & Shay Griese (Miami Dolphin)
Tom MacKay, NJ
James McClellan, CA (not related)
Sally & Thomas Savage, MA & FL
Marc Brawer, FL
Peter Noyes, MA
Mary Terese Enk, MI
Marc Brawer, FL
Kristin Conti, FL
Derek Conklin, OH & FL
Bill & Joycee Stansky  
Jennalie & Joel Shepard, FL

Gert & Sheldon Mann, FL
Lyle B. Thompson, FL
Nina & Frank Patterson, FL & VA
Paul & Jane Bishop, Ohio & FL
Gail & Bradley Noyes, MA Portrait
William & Molly Baker, MI & FL

Helene Peddle, FL
Gail & Joyce Guyton, MD
Barbara Haigh, MI
Pat & Dottie Roddy III, TN

Hardwick & Betsy Caldwell, Jr., TN
Irwin & Carol Belk, NC
Arthur & Nancy Dimsdle, KS & FL

Richard & Valerie Elliott, Jr., DE
Nancy & Neil Rohan, ME

Robert & Diane Morosky, OH
Betty Richardson, FL
Paul & Elizabeth Skudder, NY
Ann Spoor, CN
Frank Shooster, FL
Gerald & Maggie Mershon, CA
John Gentry, CA
Sherry & David Gentry, CA
Diana Stems, FL
Ms. Esther Meacham, OH
Linda & John Caden, FL
Judy & George Haight, GA
Judge Steven Seymour, IL

Dr. Friedman, FL
Dr. Elizabeth Gilmore, FL
Dr. Ruben Boyijan, IL
Henry Katz, FL
John Rosser, FL
Michael Winnenborg, IL
Michael Radell, IL
Linda Coifman, Puerto Rico
Barbara & Jan Pecce, Puerto Rico
Marion & David Meacham, IN
Betty Richardson, FL
Joanne Wills, VT

Signature member
Florida Watercolor Society

Gold Coast Watercolor Society
Miami Watercolor Society

Published
American Artist and Artists Watercolor Magic Magazine

‘Maggie’s Corner’ – Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff  2006
“Artists Express – Secrets of the Obedient Brush”

  • Nominated Teacher of the Year – American Artist Magazine 1993
  • Art Director and Instructor (Bakehouse Art Complex) of art programs for street gangs and
  • Instructor of art programs for violent youths – Agape (Florida International University)

EDUCATION
Associate in Science Degree, with Highest Honors, 2004 – Graphic and Web Design – Miami Dade College
COMPUTER SKILLS
PC & Mac platforms
Graphic Design Publishing/Web/Graphic
QuarkXPress 5.1
Photoshop CS 5
In-Design CS 5
WordPress
Microsoft Office 2010
Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher Quicken/QuickBooks
Some experience (used this software for about a year for Dr. Steven Gutter, D.D.S., Miami)

EMPLOYMENT
Independent contractor since 1982 with a national and international recognition base. Employment positions listed below were utilized to support my art talent and teaching gifts. (art career bio attached)
Ringling School of Art and Design – Englewood Art Center
2011 – Present
 Instructor – fine arts (multi-level – multi-media) (Independent contractor)
Ocean Reef Art League
2001 – 2012
Instructor – fine arts (multi-level – multi-media) (Independent contractor)
Hialeah Institute 2003 – 2004
Agape Program for Violent Youth
Substitute Teacher for Metro-Dade County
Agape/FIU 2002 – 2004
Art Director/Teacher – Special Needs Program for Violent Youth (Summer sessions) 
Miami-Dade College School of Design Technology 2001 – 2002

Assistant to Department Chair
→ Recruiter
→ Designed curriculum and recruiting programs for the Design Technology School Chair
→ Designed (PPT) and presented programs to students at MDC and on-location at Miami-Dade high schools
St. Bernard de Clairvaux and the Ancient Spanish Monastery 1998 – 2000
Administrative Assistant
→ Organized church office to contemporary computer functionality
→ Designed Bridal and church brochures and bulletins
→ Standard secretarial functions
→ Supervised personnel (when required)
Center for Innovative Programs (C.I.P.)
1997 – 1998
Business Manager for Dr. Lori Jenkins (while Dr. Jenkins was on a grant assignment in Albania)
→ Office staff facilitator, advisor, crises mediator, and communication liaison with USAID, EMED and ORT program facilitators in Washington, D.C.
→ Supervised formulation, design and implementation of training programs for U.S. Government’s overseas programs through USAID, EMED and ORT.