An artist whose training includes studies at Charleston Southern University, multiple workshops locally and nationally, as well as printmaking studies with Patrick Aubert in Florence, Italy, Margaret is one of Charleston's most lauded artists. Awards include first place in the Springfest ‘92 exhibit in Charlotte, N.C. and inclusion in the competitive Winterpark Arts Festival, and the Festival of the Masters at Disney in Florida. She was selected as Artist of the Year for the 5th Annual Film Festival Worldfest-Charleston. "Margaret Petterson’s vibrant renderings of the Lowcountry scene shows a masterful integration of light and form revealing an artist who continually challenges herself to express her delightful visions," said Hunter Todd, Worldfest-Charleston’s director.
Margaret's work has also appeared in several publications including the a book titled, Watercolor for the Serious Beginner (Watson-Guptill Publications, N.Y.: 1997), the cover of Charleston Place Magazine, and the Cooper River Bridge Run poster, as well as feature articles in American Art Collector, Art Galleries and Artists of the South, and Southern Living magazines.Two of her works were also selected by the U.S. Ambassador to Australia to be shown in Canberra and Ammon, Jordan.