I am a simple homemaker, a stay-at-home mother of three girls, trying to figure out how God wants me to use this gift-on-loan.




  • South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts
  • Wake Forest University, minor in studio art


  • SC Governor's School travelling exhibit, self-portrait
  • Charleston Artist's Guild Best of Show
  • Charleston Artist's Guild Best of Show Runner-up
  • Timothy Trouche Fine Arts Award
  • Archilbald Rutledge Fine Arts Award
  • Merit Award, 2017 Anderson Artists' Guild Juried Show


  • French Quarter Art Walk, sponsored by the Historic Charleston Foundation











"Margaret, I am speechless--in awe---tears and joy all at the same time! It is SO beautiful and lovely and precious! Made even more so because you created it! Thank you so so so so much!"


"Oh, Margaret, I picked up Caitlin's portrait today and it is precious.  We just love it.  You captured Caitlin perfectly.  You are so very talented.  Of course, now I have to have an updated portrait of Bailey too!"


"Freakin’ unbelievable!  You are gifted beyond comprehension.  I love it.  You’d better keep it until you finish the other one.  If you send it now, there is no way I’ll be able to keep it from her.  I know she will absolutely fall apart.  The best Christmas present I have ever given her was the picture you did of John Caleb." 


"I just got the pictures from Janice Cain's and I absolutely love them!  I am so excited to have these for my children for Christmas this year.  I only hope I can wait another 26 days!!!  I know they will be as thrilled as I am. Thank you so much for your lovely work.  Please know they will bring much pleasure to us all....me in giving and my children in receiving."


"We have a friend named Margaret Mattox from church. She’s an artist, and I commissioned her to draw a pencil sketch of John Caleb (my first son) with his mom.  I gave Margaret a snapshot of the two of them together.  Margaret did a fantastic job!  I took her sketch, had it framed and gave it to Darcie for Christmas.  I’ve never given a better gift at least in terms of the response I got from her.  I was able to touch her heart in a very significant way, and would bet that Margaret’s rendering of the two of them is one of the most prized possessions my wife has, if not the most prized."