margaret letzkus


Margaret was born and raised in Texas with summers reserved for the southwest destinations of New Mexico, Colorado, and Arizona. She has lived on both coasts and currently resides in New Mexico.

Her family consists of artists, musicians, and educators submerging her in all phases of the arts and the creative process. The family frequented art museums, operas, Broadway musicals, historical sites, fiestas and celebrations.

She started drawing and painting at an early age under the guidance of her favorite aunt who was a well known Texas artist. Art history was also a part of her early education with exposure to all cultures and art periods.

The rich mix of cultures within Texas and New Mexico had a profound impact on her artwork. The colors of the land, sunsets, textiles, fiestas, excited her at an early age and have become her passion as a painter. She started painting as a child influenced by the color and composition of the Fauves.. Her whimsical pieces contain a sense of humor and a great deal of serendipity.

After obtaining her degree in Fine Arts from the University of Texas in Austin, she quickly gained recognition as a colorist. Her canvases achieve dramatic and energetic impact.