Margot D’Souza

Oil Paintings

Born and raised in Denmark, Margot came to Canada in 1968 upon her completion of a college education in Commerce and Languages. After a short stint in Montreal she settled first in Vancouver, then in Richmond, particularly Steveston, where she still resides. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Adult Education and a Master’s degree in Education with a specialization in Educational Technology.

As a child and teenager, she was surrounded by music, art and a beautiful nature all of which greatly influenced her life style and passions. Although she has not received any formal art training, she has taken numerous courses and workshops over the years. BK (before kids) Margot attended classes in Chinese Brush painting and oil painting. The art was put on a shelf while raising her two children and working full time. The passion for drawing, painting and photography came into full force upon retirement. It was now time to play!

She credits the various instructors at Emily Carr and Phoenix Art Workshop for providing instruction, inspiration, guidance and the all important constructive feedback!

Her preferred medium is oil. An avid world traveller since her teens, these experiences, along with her love of nature, provide constant inspirations.

She is an active member of the Richmond Artists Guild and Richmond Arts Coalition.