An artist since early childhood, Margaret Lashley enjoys creating art with an eye for accuracy and a feel for the essence of her subject. She loves to spend time immersed in nature, but also enjoys traveling to locations such as Paris, Italy, Japan, and Thailand to study art, museums, and architecture. She graduated from the College of William and Mary, where she studied figure drawing, color theory, oil and acrylic. Her approach to teaching is focused on helping students have fun while mastering the foundations of good drawing skills.