“Fine Art”
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"Margaret H. Watts"

Margaret began painting as a child studying the works of the old masters. The N.J. native became a Marion County, Fl. resident in 1953.

Growing up on the New Jersey shore and spending summers at her grandmother's Maine farm, Peggy was inspired by the abundance of beauty in nature. She studied portraiture with Daniel Greene and plein air with Albert Handel.

Watts' work has been shown in one woman, group and juried regional shows and is in corporate and private collections. Public works include "Ocali Sun" and "Brick City" of Horse Fever and the design for "Marion Couty Agriculture" installed in tile at the Ocala Public Library. Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Ocala has as part of its permanent collection over 40 oils; Blessed Trinity Catholic Church has 17 icon paintings. The Ratliff Foundation of Virginia has sixteen portraits. Many Ocala families display her portrait and landscape work. She also has paintings in China, France and South America.