Margaret Willis shares her experiences on using Fieldwork in therapeutic settings. Margaret recently presented on this topic at the Field National Network Conference in Miami, FL in January 2017.
A bit of a joyful mad scientist, Margaret Willis loves to experiment with a plethora of materials, from oil-painted portraits, to up-cycled plastic bag crowns, to giant glue and fabric monsters. As an active traveler and explorer, she has been enthusiastically chronicling her world through her art since she was a small child. She studied painting, sculpture, and printmaking at Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia, PA, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in fine arts. Margaret has exhibited her work nationally and internationally, and while she has lived in multiple states across the county, now proudly claims Utah as her home. Among her many jobs that have influenced her art, including fire-fighter, librarian, and café manager, she was also as an artist-in-residence and has worked for several non-profit art organizations, including the Eastern Oregon Regional Arts Council, the Salt Lake City Arts Council, the Sundance Film Festival, the Utah Arts Festival, and served as the Interim Director of the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art. She is currently the Art Director for a small residential treatment center in Salt Lake City, where she teaches her love of art and passion for life with her students.