Expressing herself through painting in differing mediums is an essential part of Margarete's life. She is inspired by forms in nature, rock formations, plant life, from lichen to tree bark. She loves colour and texture, painting in both acrylics and oils. Margarete also paints with dyes on silk, and creates images in collage in batik on papers.
After several courses with Noel Dyrenforth (international batik artist) she studied for the NCFE in Art and Design for three years, and periodically attends short courses with professional artists as part of a continuing learning process.