Margery grew up in a family deeply involved in theater and the arts. As a student, while she pursued a Bachelors and a Masters degree in French, she spent two academic years studying in Aix-en-Provence, France. Living in Aix with daily views of Paul Cézanne's Mont Saint Victoire heightened her appreciation of natural beauty. For two summers she toured Europe, avidly visiting museums both great and small. This left her with impressions that were to grow over nearly twenty years before the opportunity to paint presented itself. Largely self-taught, Margery now paints in a spacious studio flooded with natural light.
In October of 2003, she received First Place for the People's Choice Award at the first Biennial Plein Air Show of the Napa Valley Museum in Yountville, California. That same year, she was juried into the National Association of Women Artists in New York. Her work appeared in the show "Local Voice: Defining Community Through Art" at the Bedford Gallery of Walnut Creek in 2005. In May of 2007, she was one of ten finalists for the cover of American Artist Magazine.
Margery's work can be found in collections throughout the United States and Canada, as well as in Europe. She paints for the joy of seeing and with a love of vibrant color. She believes that if we practice seeing with an eye to wonderment, we will find beauty all around us.