Margaret Carpenter Arnett was born and educated in England and has lived most of her adult life in the western United States. Artist, therapist, teacher, writer, mother and grandmother, she is an accomplished and talented painter who demonstrates command of technique and narrative. Primarily a watercolorist, Margaret also works with pastel, mixed media and collage.
Her award-winning paintings are hanging in collections in England and throughout the United States. She has participated in juried and invitational shows in the northwest and had many successful one-woman shows. In 1984 she published her first book, Seasons of Change, a thoughtful blend of words and watercolors. She is currently represented by galleries in Seattle, Eastern Washington, and Lake Tahoe.
Believing that art facilitates healing both through self-expression, and as a key to the door of the unconscious mind, Margaret has written and published articles on “Art as Healing”, and her own work reflects this process. Margaret facilitates groups based on art as healing and has worked as an art therapist in medical settings and in the community at large for the past twenty five years.